If we have |

*x*| = 3 then the question is, “what number can

*x*be so that the distance to zero is 3?” There are two solutions to this question -3 and 3.

In general,

*n*is a positive integer and

*X*represents an algebraic expression called the argument of the absolute value. To solve these equations, set the argument equal to plus or minus

*n*and solve the resulting equations.

**Instructional Video**: Absolute Value Equations

**Solve**.

*n.*

**Solve**.