1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Here is an alternative approach to handling absolute value terms as the decision variables: abs(x) is the smallest value z that satisfies x [itex]\leq[/itex] z and -x [itex]\leq[/itex] z. Using this,convert the following into a lp Min 2x1 + 3abs(x2) S.T x1 + x2 [itex]\geq[/itex] 6 2. Relevant equations Here is a pretext from my textbook that shows how to do it a different way 3. The attempt at a solution After a while of staring at it ,I gave it a try What do you guys think?