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Solve for x: 5|2x - 2| + 8 = 18

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Hi Rowen,
 
5 |2x-2|+8=18
 
5|2x-2|= 18-8
5|2x-2|=10
5/5 |2x-2|=10/5
|2x-2|=2
2|x-1|=2
|x-1|=1
x-1= 1 or x-1 = -1
 
x=2 0r x=0
check: If x=2, LHS:5|4-2|+8=10+8=18=RHS
           If x=0, LHS= 5|0-2|+8=10+8=18=RHS
Ans: x=2, x=0
 
Meena from Strongsville,OH