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3-84.

Solve for *x*. Use any method. Check your solutions by testing them in the original equation. Homework Help ✎

*x*− 3 = 5 or*x*− 3 = −5*x*= 8 or*x*= −2

Divide by 5, then solve.

*x*= ±7

Use the same method as part (a).

*x*= 1 or −3

Can an absolute value equal a negative number?