gmattering666 wrote:

if x is 1, then I X-6 I should be = 5 and not >5

x cannot be 1, since the statement says that x^2 < 1, and not that x^2

< 1.

From the statement x^2 < 1, we can be certain that -1 < x < 1, and that x cannot be equal to either -1 or 1.

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