kaseyface

05-09-2006, 07:53 PM

|b +2| <-1

I don't know where to even begin

I don't know where to even begin

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kaseyface

05-09-2006, 07:53 PM

|b +2| <-1

I don't know where to even begin

I don't know where to even begin

skeeter

05-09-2006, 08:38 PM

there is no solution ... the absolute value of anything is always > 0.

kaseyface

05-09-2006, 08:42 PM

So My answer would be No solution or > 0

Mrspi

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.

"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.

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