Simplify absolute value expressions.

Algebra 1 Tutorial

Simplify absolute value expressions.

Intro

Simplify absolute value expressions.

Sample Problem

if x <2, simplify |x - 2| - 4|-6|

Solution

Given the expression

|x – 2| – 4|-6|

If x < ;2 then x - 2 < 2 and if x - 2 < 2 the |x - 2| = -(x - 2). Substitute |x - 2| by -(x - 2) and |-6| by 6 . |x - 2| - 4|-6| = -(x - 2) -4(6) = -x -22



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