Intermediate Algebra Review Part 10

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Lesson Summary:

In this Intermediate Algebra Review lesson, the instructor goes over how to solve and check absolute value equations. They demonstrate by solving for x in different equations, reminding the viewer to isolate the absolute value by adding or subtracting first. They also explain that the solutions can be checked by plugging in the value for x and making sure both sides of the equation match. The lesson concludes with an example of an impossible equation with no solution.

Lesson Description:

Solutions to a Review for Midterm 1 in Intermediate Algebra--Rational Expressions, Equations, Proportions, Work Problems, Functions, Inequalities, Interval notation, Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities.

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There is a series of 11 videos. Pdf of problems is at: https://sites.google.com/site/harlandclub/Home/math/algebra/intrevmt1

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve and check an absolute value equation?
  • How do you solve and check |2x + 3| - 4 = 7?
  • How do you split up an absolute value equation to get two answers?
  • What are the two solutions to |2x + 3| = 11?
  • How do you solve and check an absolute value equation if there is an absolute value on both sides of the equals sign?
  • How do you solve and check |x - 3| = |2x + 9|?
  • How do you solve |2x - 3| = -5?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to solve and check absolute value equations. All steps in isolating the absolute value and splitting it up into two equations and solving are shown and explained. Three great problems are used in this lesson.