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Find the largest value of $x$ that satisfies the equation $|x+5|=12$.

 Feb 21, 2021
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Case 1: x is positive

 

x + 5 = 12     ===>      x = 7

 

Case 2: x is negative

 

x + 5 = -12   ===>      x = -17

 Feb 21, 2021

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