I have recently graduated from the Univeristy of Exeter with a degree in BSc. Mathematics. I am passionate about maths, and helping others understand and gain confidence in themselves is a rewarding experience and why I enjoy tutoring.
During the sessions, you will guide what we study. Although it is important to look at the syllabus and follow the text book in order to prepare for an examination, it is also beneficial to go beyond the curriculum and explore other ways of approaching, learning and tackling mathematical problems. These will help with developing problem solving skills which is a vital skill to have in mathematics (and in other areas too!).
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We can start by rearranging the equation such that the modulus (also called the absolute value) is the only component on the right-hand-side of the equation.
This gives us: x-4=-|2x+1| (by subtracting 4 from each side) and we shall call this equation (1)
The modulus of a number may be thought of as its distance from zero e.g. |x|=x for a positive x, |x|=-x for a negative x.
Therefore, equation (1) can be written as two separate equations:
x-4=-(2x+1) (2) & x-4=(2x+1) (3)
We can now rearrange equation (2) and solve for x as follows:
x-4=-2x-1 (we can then plus 2x to each side)
3x-4=-1 (we can then plus 4 to each side)
3x=3 (we can then divide each side by 3)
We will now do the same with equation (3):
x-4=2x+1 (we can then minus x from each side)
-4=x+1 (we can then minus 1 from each side)
We have now solved the equation x=4-|2x+1| and found that the values of x which satisfy this equation are x=1 and x=-5.see more