Absolute value Quest, urgent 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data a) |x-2| + |6-3x| = 12x 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I have a question about y this negetive becomes a positive.. :: Steps :: |x-2| + -3|x-2| |x-2| +3 |x-2| = 12x > this step if i factored out.. |x-2|+[-3]|x-2| , shouldnt it be -3 +1 =2?? why does it become 4 4|x-2| = 12/4 |x-2| = 3x If i factor out a -3, then add the "1" on the left side it should be -2 no? in my notes its written this way and is correct in the book, why did that -3 become positive?