If |x + 1| = 6, what are the possible values for x? A.) -5 and 7 B.) -1 and 1 C.) 5 and -7 D.) 5 and -5 E.) 5 and 7 Absolute value is the distance away from zero. In a more basic example: If |x| = 3, then x could be 3 or -3 {if the distance from zero is 3, then x could be 3 or -3} In the given example: If |x + 1| = 6, then x + 1 = 6 or x + 1 = -6 {if (x + 1) is 6 away from zero, then (x + 1) could be 6 or -6} x = 5 or x = -7 {subtracted 1 from each side of each equation} C.) 5 and -7- Algebra House
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