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Algebra 1
2.E Part 2 Day 15Using absolute value equations to model
One way that we think of absolute value is ____________________ from __________. So |-4| = ____ because -4 is _________ units away from _________. But what about an expression like |
x
– 5|?1. Evaluate |
x
– 5| fora.
x
= 11 b.
x
= 0 c.
x
= -42a. What does the expression |
x
– 5| findfor a given value of
x
?2b. What about the expression |
x
+ 9|? 3. Solve the equation |
x
7| = 12. 4. Plot the solutions on a number line.5. Explain the connection between the solutions and the original problem.6. Translate the sentence “the distancebetween
x
and 12 is 20” into analgebraic equation and find the valuesof
x
that would make it true.7. Translate the sentence
x
is 12 unitsfrom 20” into an algebraic equationand find the values of
x
that wouldmake it true.8. After successfully solving an absolute-value problem, Molly spilled water allover the problem. All that can be readnow is “The distance between
x
and …is … “ Given that Molly’s answers are
x
= -3 an
x
= 7, reconstruct the missingparts of the problem.9. A sleeping bag is rated between -10°Cand 40°C. If you use
x
to represent thetemperature at which the bag can beused, what absolute value equationwould give the minimum andmaximum permissible temperatures?