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Find the number of solutions of following equation-:
$$||x|-6|=2^x$$

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. 4
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Nice question.

I think graphical solution is fastest and most painless to solve this. Check my solution

+1 kudo is appreciated

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nick1816 wrote:
Find the number of solutions of following equation-:
$$||x|-6|=2^x$$

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. 4

only x=2 satisfies so answer should be B i think

PFA the image

I am not clear on how to check for fractions in these equations.
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vanam52923 wrote:
can u explain the last graph ,how did u find intersecting point of 2^x nd other graph

Hi Peddi and vanam52923

That's the characteristic of line y=2^x that the line increases exponentially --if X goes further to the right-- and decreases slowly --if Z goes to the left--, but Y is never negative and not even touches 0. Therefore, the line y=2^x will eventually intersect TWICE with the absolute line (points A and B) on negative X range.

Draw both lines on you sketch and you may understand better what I mean above
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chondro48 wrote:
Nice question.

I think graphical solution is fastest and most painless to solve this. Check my solution

+1 kudo is appreciated

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can u explain the last graph ,how did u find intersecting point of 2^x nd other graph
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chondro48 wrote:
Nice question.

I think graphical solution is fastest and most painless to solve this. Check my solution

+1 kudo is appreciated

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Can you explain the fourth graph breifly
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This one is completely over my head I tend to use more sophisticated and simple approaches (the methodical apporach) Can I have your take on this one? Bunuel

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