When we solve absolute value inequalities, we revisit the concept of absolute value. To think about a scenario such as: |x| < 3, we find all numbers whose absolute value is less than 3. When we think about an alternative scenario such as: |x| > 3, we find all numbers whose absolute value is larger than 3.
Test Objectives:•Demonstrate a general understanding of absolute value
•Demonstrate the ability to solve a compound inequality with "and" or "or"
•Demonstrate the ability to solve an absolute value inequality
Solving Absolute Value Inequalities Test:
#1:
Instructions: Solve each inequality, write the solution in interval notation, and graph the interval.
a) 5 - 3|9p + 9| ≤ -103
#2:
Instructions: Solve each inequality, write the solution in interval notation, and graph the interval.
a) $$\frac{3}{2}\left|1 + \frac{1}{3}x\right| + \frac{5}{2} ≥ \frac{8}{3}$$
#3:
Instructions: Solve each inequality, write the solution in interval notation, and graph the interval.
a) 9 + 4|8n - 2| ≤ 49
#4:
Instructions: Solve each inequality, write the solution in interval notation, and graph the interval.
a) 2|5 - 2a| + 6 < 4
#5:
Instructions: Solve each inequality, write the solution in interval notation, and graph the interval.
a) $$-\frac{3}{2}\left| -1 + \frac{2}{3}v \right| + 2 ≥ 1$$
Written Solutions:
Solution:
a) p ≤ -5 or p ≥ 3
(-∞,-5] ∪ [3,∞)
Solution:
a) $$x ≤ -\frac{10}{3}$$ or $$x ≥ -\frac{8}{3}$$
$$\left(-∞,-\frac{10}{3}\right] ∪ \left[-\frac{8}{3}, ∞\right)$$
Solution:
a) $$-1 ≤ n ≤ \frac{3}{2}$$
$$\left[-1,\frac{3}{2}\right]$$
Solution:
a) No solution: ∅
Solution:
a) $$\frac{1}{2} ≤ v ≤ \frac{5}{2}$$
$$\left[\frac{1}{2},\frac{5}{2}\right]$$