Sangeetha Pulapaka
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STEP 1: Recall what are absolute values

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STEP 2: Recall what are absolute value functions

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STEP 3: Recall how to solve absolute value equations

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STEP 4: Solve for s

|s+2|=5

Since s+2 can be either positive or negative, split the equation into two cases.


positive      negative

s+ 2 = 5 or -(s-2) = 5

First, solve the positive case.

Subtract 2 from both sides

s+2 - 2 = 5 - 2

s = 3

Next, solve the negative case.

-(s+2) =5

-sā€“2 =5    Apply the distributive property

    Add 2 to both sides

-s - 2 + 2 = 5 + 2

-s = 7

s = -7

Plot these points on the number line

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