3|p-5|=2p three times the absolute value of p-5 equals 2p and i gotta find the value(s) of p... any help??

Question:3|p-5|=2p

Answers:
Absolute value equations have to be solved by two methods.

3 | p - 5 | = 2p

Method 1 (Same as regular equations):
3 (p - 5) = 2p
3p - 15 = 2p
3p = 2p + 15
p = 15

Method 2 (Taking the negative value of the absolute value):
3 (-p + 5) = 2p
-3p + 15 = 2p
15 = 5p
p = 3

The values for p are 3 and 15.

This website explains the procedure:
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvea...

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~ Mitch ~

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