hey guys, so in the prepswift video I learned that when we see an absolute value equation, we have to make two out of them… so what I thought is that we make t+3>5 and t+3>-5
Can someone help me understand why the sign is supposed to flip? BEcause I saw it’s supposed to be t+3>5 and t+3<-5

yes i understand, thank you. i was just trying to compare your method and then adjusting what i learned for the equal signs.

so i said for |t+3|=5 we make two equations, namely
t+3 = 5 AND t+3 = -5

you said that actually, for the inequality, it’s like these two
t+3 > 5 AND -(t+3) > 5 => t+3 < -5

so then, could i adjust my method for working with equations to the method you showed under point 2? in stead of saying
t+3 = 5 AND t+3 = -5
I could take your method and say, it turns into the two equations
t+3=5 and -(t+3)=5, which turns into t+3=-5

because then I use the same method for both equations and inequalities and that makes it easier to understand for me