Solve for y -|y|=5

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-|y|=5
Multiply each term in -|y|=5 by -1
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Multiply each term in -|y|=5 by -1.
(-|y|)⋅-1=5⋅-1
Multiply (-|y|)⋅-1.
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Multiply -1 by -1.
1|y|=5⋅-1
Multiply |y| by 1.
|y|=5⋅-1
|y|=5⋅-1
Multiply 5 by -1.
|y|=-5
|y|=-5
Remove the absolute value term. This creates a ± on the right side of the equation because |x|=±x.
y=±(-5)
Set up the positive portion of the ± solution.
y=-5
Set up the negative portion of the ± solution.
y=5
The solution to the equation includes both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
y=-5,5
Exclude the solutions that do not make -|y|=5 true.
No solution
Solve for y -|y|=5

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