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Absolute Value Equations, Graphs, and Intersection Points

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Absolute Value Equations, Graphs, and Intersection Points


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You will use graphical solution methods to solve an equation of the form |ax + b| = |bx + c|.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain why the x-coordinates of the points where the equations y = |ax + b| and y = |bx + c| are solutions to the equation |ax + b| = |bx + c|.

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Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define absolute value, know that there is no inverse operation for absolute value, and understand that that the solutions of f(x) = g(x) are the x-coordinates of the intersection points of y= f(x) with y = g(x).
Course Algebra-1
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary absolute value equation, graphing, intersection points