### Home > INT2 > Chapter 6 > Lesson 6.2.1 > Problem6-57

6-57.

Solve each equation for $x$. Check your solutions.

1. $| 2 x + 5 |= 21$

The expression inside of the absolute value bars can be $21$ or $-21$.

$x = -13$ or $x = 8$

1. $2| 3 x - 2 |= 24$

Start by dividing both sides by $2$.

1. $| 4 x + 5 |- 8 = 31$

$x = \frac{17}{2}$ or $-11$