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11-35.

*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?

11-35.

*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?