

How to solve absolute value equationsAbsolute Value Equations Worksheet (pdf with answer key on this page's topic) Related:  how to solve absolute value inequalities
The General Steps to solve an absolute value equation are:
Absolute Value Equations SolverEnter any any values and this solver will calculate the solution(s) for your equation and show all work, inccluding checking for extraneous solutions!
AX + B  = D
Example Equation 1
Solve the equation:
X + 5  = 3 Click here to practice more problems like this example, problems that involve variables on 1 side of the equation. Example Equation 2Some absolute value equations have variables both sides of the equation. However, that will not change the steps we're going to follow to solve the problem as the example below shows:Solve 3X = X − 21 Practice Problems #1
Problem 1) Solve the following absolute value equation:
 5X +20 = 80 Practice Problems #2This first set of problems involves absolute values with x on just 1 side of the equation (like example 2).
Problem 1) Solve the following absolute value equation:
 X  +3 = 2X
Problem 2) Solve the following absolute value equation:
3X −6  = 21 