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3-84.

Solve for $x$. Use any method. Check your solutions by testing them in the original equation.

1.  $|x-3|=5$

$x−3=5$ or $x−3=−5$
$x=8$ or $x=−2$

1.  $5\left|x\right|=35$

Divide by $5$, then solve.

$x=\pm7$

1.  $|x+1|=2$

Use the same method as part (a).

$x=1$ or $−3$

1.  $|x+3|=-2$

Can an absolute value equal a negative number?