View Full Version : Equation with absolute value: |b + 2| < -1

05-09-2006, 07:53 PM
|b +2| <-1

I don't know where to even begin

05-09-2006, 08:38 PM
there is no solution ... the absolute value of anything is always > 0.

05-09-2006, 08:42 PM
So My answer would be No solution or > 0

05-10-2006, 09:40 AM
So My answer would be No solution or > 0

"no solution" means just that. There are NO values for the variable for which the statement is true.

"b > 0" means that the original statement is true whenever the value of b is greater than 0.

So, "no solution" and "b > 0" definitely do NOT mean the same thing.

Please re-read Skeeter's response, and then decide which is the correct answer.