Confused by an equation with absolute value? 

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The following video shows how to solve this equation with absolute value:  

4/3|3w-6|=16

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equation with absolute valueThis is an INcorrect spelling of "absolute value." :D

Please contact me if I'm wrong, but I believe the artist of the above image is Bret Victor.


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