|2x+4|=30

Enter Equation or Inequality


Solve for x in the equation |2x+4| = 30

Since this is an absolute value equation, we need to setup two equations

Solve Equation 1 → 2x+4 = 30
Subtract - 4 from both sides of the equation
2x+4 - 4= 30 - 4
2x = 26

Divide each side of absolute value equation 1 by 2
2x
2
=
26
2

Solution to absolute value equation 1 is
x = 13

Solve Equation 2 → 2x+4 = -30
Subtract - 4 from both sides of the equation
2x+4 - 4= -30 - 4
2x = - 34

Divide each side of absolute value equation 2 by 2
2x
2
=
-34
2

Solution to absolute value equation 2 is
x = -17