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Re: If 3|3 – x| = 7, what is the product of all the possible va [#permalink]

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09 Mar 2016, 05:40

I don't agree with E. 16/3, when substituted in the original equation doesn't satisfy it. you would get |-9/3| = 7/3 which is not legit. So we should discard 16/3 as a solution of the equation. That leaves us with 2/3 which is option C

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09 Mar 2016, 06:38

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Caesar_1987 wrote:

If 3|3 – x| = 7, what is the product of all the possible values of x?

A. 1/9 B. 1/3 C. 2/3 D. 16/9 E. 32/9

I don't agree with E. 16/3, when substituted in the original equation doesn't satisfy it. you would get|-9/3| = 7/3 which is not legit. So we should discard 16/3 as a solution of the equation. That leaves us with 2/3 which is option C

Best Regards Dheeraj Rekula

16/2 does satisfy the equation: 3|3 – 16/3| = 7; 3*7/3 = 7.

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