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What is the value of the expression |-5x + 12| when x = 5?
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What is the value of the expression |-5x + 12| when x = 5?

1) -37

2) -13

3) 13

4) 37

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judziy
Asked by judziyrep:874
University of Benin Nigeria
24 June 2020

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Peter answeredrep:904
University of Lagos Nigeria
12 August 2020
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|-5x + 12|

when x = 5, the expression becomes:

|-5(5) + 12|

= |-25 + 12|

= |-13|

Since the sign, || represent absolute value (Absolute values are non-negative values regardless of its sign), thus, the expresion becomes 13

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