When solving 2|x + 1| − 1 = 11 one student decided to solve the equation by first solving 2y − 1 = 11. What must have been his substitution?

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When solving 2|x + 1| − 1 = 11 one student decided to solve the equation by first solving 2y − 1 = 11. What must have been his substitution?

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    2021-09-10T06:10:08+00:00

    So here we have 2 equations:

    2|x+1| – 1 = 11 and 2y – 1 = 11

    Well, if you compare these two equations, you can notice that the |x+1| have been substituted by the variable y. So the student considered that y = |x+1|.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

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