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10-52.

The absolute values of what two numbers equals 4?

x = −4 or 4

Follow the steps of part (a).

Can the absolute value of any number be negative?

The absolute values of −5 and 5 equal 5.

x − 2 = 5 or x − 2 = −5
Now solve both equations for x.

x = 7 or −3