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5-53.

What values of will make the following equations true?

  1. or

    or

  1. Add to both sides.
    This problem should look familiar now.

  1. Can the absolute value of anything ever equal a negative number?

  1. Take the square root of both sides. You should now have two equations,
    and
    This looks a lot like part (a).

  1. Add to both sides. Now follow the same steps as in part (d).

  1. Can you square any real number and get a negative result?