Source: Official Guide Revised GRE 2nd Ed. Part 9; Section 5; #21

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If |t+3| > 5, which of the following

If |t+3| > 5, which of the following could be the value of t? Indicate all such values –9, –6, –2, 0, 2, 3

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Jacob Elder

I found the answer by solving the equation but I was confused about one aspect of the final equation:

So (1) I started with | t + 3 | > 5.

(2) I then found that t + 3 > -5 or t + 3 > 5.

(3) Then I found that t > -8 or t > 2.

However, the correct answers ended up being (A) -9 and (F) 3. (F) 3 fits in with what I found, but I'm confused about why -9 is the correct answer, if t > -8?

Jan 28, 2016 • Comment

Sam Kinsman, Magoosh Tutor

You're work is almost correct! You just need to keep in mind that when you get rid of the absolute value bars, and change the 5 to (-5), you need to flip the direction of the inequality sign (from > to

Feb 16, 2016 • Reply

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Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Dec 8, 2012 • Comment

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