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### Question

The sum of solutions of |x - 5| = 44 is?

**A**

10.

**B**

12.

**C**

8.

**D**

14.

**Soln.**

**Ans: a**

x - 5 = +44, so x = 44 + 5 = 49 is one solution, and we can also have x - 5 = -44, which gives x = 5 - 44 = -39. The sum is 49 + (-39) = 10.