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11-15.
  1. Write and solve an absolute value inequality for this situation. Homework Help ✎

  2. At Acme Trucking, the average starting annual salary is $24,000 but the actual salary could differ from average by as much as $1575. What is the range of salaries?

The difference between the actual salary and the average salary of $24,000 can be as much as $1575 (in either the positive or negative direction). Hence absolute value can be used to write this inequality.

|s − $24,000| < $1575
$22,425 ≤ s ≤ $25,575