### Home > CC4 > Chapter 11 > Lesson 11.1.3 > Problem 11-36

11-36.

Solve the equations below. Explain your steps for parts (a) and (c). Check your solutions, if possible. Homework Help ✎

a.

+ 3 = 4 b.

(

*x*− 5)^{3}= 8c.

First, isolate the absolute value term.

The value inside the absolute value signs is equal to 1 or −1. Write two equations and solve each of them for *x*.*x* − 3 = 1 *x* − 3 = −1

What is the cube root of 8?

If you multiply each term by the common denominator, 9, and use Giant Ones, you will eliminate the denominators.