absolute value discussioni don't get this |5y+3| = |8y-8|

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

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Using the properties of absolute value yields:

Hence, evaluating the solutions to absolute value equation yields and .

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We have to solve 2 cases:

1) 5y + 3 = 8y - 8

5y - 8y = -3 - 8

-3y = -11

y = 11/3

2) 5y + 3 = -8y + 8

5y + 8y = -3 + 8

13y = 5

y = 5/13

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