I have this statement:
I) The equation: $|x - 5 | = 1$
I want to solve the equation, but I have a question.
When I have the absolute value of an incognita and a number, $ | x - 5 | $.
How do I proceed ? Should I eliminate the absolute value as a parenthesis, without changing signs? like: $x - 5 = 1$
Or I should leave it as: $x + 5 = 1$ ( changing all signs to positive )