Solve for x |x+5|=3

Math
|x+5|=3
Remove the absolute value term. This creates a ± on the right side of the equation because |x|=±x.
x+5=±3
Set up the positive portion of the ± solution.
x+5=3
Move all terms not containing x to the right side of the equation.
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Subtract 5 from both sides of the equation.
x=3-5
Subtract 5 from 3.
x=-2
x=-2
Set up the negative portion of the ± solution.
x+5=-3
Move all terms not containing x to the right side of the equation.
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Subtract 5 from both sides of the equation.
x=-3-5
Subtract 5 from -3.
x=-8
x=-8
The solution to the equation includes both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
x=-2,-8
Solve for x |x+5|=3

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