Absolute Value Equations 1

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Lesson Description:

Part 1 of how to solve algebraic linear absolute value equations. Explains algebraically and graphically.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve and check absolute value equations?
  • How do you set up an absolute value problem and write two equations?
  • Why are there two solutions to absolute value problems?
  • How do you get the second answer to an absolute value equation?
  • What is the number line definition of absolute value?
  • Why are the absolute values of -2 and 2 the same?
  • Why can an absolute value not be negative?
  • How do you solve |x| = 2?
  • How do you solve |x| = 4?
  • How do you solve and check |x - 1| = 5?
  • What two equations can you make from |stuff| = k?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is a very thorough explanation of how absolute value equations work and how to solve / check these problems. The ideas behind how absolute value works are explained in detail. This is a great introductory absolute value equation video. Problems in this lesson start off very simply.