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# Is | x + 2 | < 3? (1) x < 1 (2) x > -5

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Is | x + 2 | < 3?

(1) x < 1

(2) x > -5
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07 Aug 2005, 21:14
Is | x + 2 | < 3?

(1) x < 1

(2) x > -5

| x + 2| is equivalent to
-3 < x + 2 < 3 or -5 < x < 1

therefore, we need to have (1) and (2) together to get the answer
07 Aug 2005, 21:14
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