Remove the absolute value term. This creates a on the right side of the equation because .

Set up the positive portion of the solution.

Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Since , the equation will always be true.

All real numbers

All real numbers

Set up the negative portion of the solution.

Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.

Add to both sides of the equation.

Add and .

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Divide by .

The solution to the equation includes both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

Verify each of the solutions by substituting them into and solving.

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