The absolute value of x can be interpreted as the distance on the number line from a point to the origin. The absolute value can be either positive or negative. As a result each absolute value equation actually contains two separate equations.

To solve more complicated equations with a term involving an absolute value we must isolate the absolute value before attempting to solve for the variable.
The following are the steps to find out the absolute value equation.
Step - 1
Read the problem and find out the given values.
Step - 2
Solve the equation to get the absolute value equation.