Pattern Match Absolute Value Equation

I am struggling with building a pattern match for equations of the type |x-5|=6. I have watched, and worked through most, of Jay’s videos (TY) for pattern matching but …

Does pattern matching the LHS to a difference work (even if you can’t specify absolute value)? If so, evaluating should help with any ambiguity, right?

Yea, I can parse the equation and check the different sides. Can pattern match with the difference (Jay’s videos were great) but I am stuck with verifying the absolute value. Probably can work around that-- verifying numerically-- but wondering…

I don’t see an absolute value pattern in the library, so you might have to explore another option. If you are looking for something to use as an errorMessage in case they forgot the symbols, you could check to see if one solution evaluates correctly and if the other doesn’t, then they probably forgot the symbols.