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

 Oct 1, 2020
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Absolute values can be written two ways.

They are shown here.

1. 5x-(x-5)

or

2. 5x - -1(x-5)

 

This translates to:

1. 4x+5

2. 6x-5

 

where x<5.

 Oct 1, 2020
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Sorry about that, I just noticed that I am wrong, as x-5 must be negative.

 

It's 4x+5

 Dec 5, 2020

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