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Given that x < 5, rewrite 8x + 5 - |x - 5| without using absolute value signs.

 Jan 1, 2022
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If  x < 5  then  x - 5 < 0  and  |x - 5|  =  -(x - 5)  =  -x + 5

 

8x + 5 - |x - 5|  =  8x + 5 - (-x + 5)  =  8x + 5 + x - 5  =  9x

 Jan 1, 2022

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