vizzz wrote:

Is there an easier way to solve these questions? I'm always scared that I'll miss out on some numbers. I can just place numbers and see but I know its not the right and best way !!!

vizz,

When we say lxl = 3 it implies that x = 3 or x = -3.

Check this out if you need more info.

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/absolute.htm
so |x-2| = (x-1)/2 implies

x-2 = (x-1)/2 or x-2 = -(x-1)/2

Solve these two eqns and you should arrive at

x = 3 or x = 5/3

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