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Write and solve an absolute value inequality for this situation.

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

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