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## Homework Statement

|x + y| ≥ |x| - |y| [Hint: write out x = x + y - y, and apply Theorem 3, together with the fact that |-y| = |y|]

## Homework Equations

Theorem 3: |a + b| ≤ |a| + |b|

x = x + y - y

|-y| = |y|

## The Attempt at a Solution

|x + y| ≥ |x| - |y|

x = x + y - y (don't know where to use it)

xy ≤ |xy| = |x| |y| ( I really don't know why I am taking these steps, I am pretty much following the proof of theorem 3 in this book)

2xy ≤ 2|x||y| ( does the |-y| = |y| come into play here to flip the inequality? )

(x+y)^2 = x^2 + 2xy + y^2 ≤ x^2 - 2|x||y| + y^2 = (|x| - |y|)^2

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