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    value of x

    solve for x

    (19x-34)^2 + 68 = 68x


    im trying to solve this in long method but i seems like the method is hard to factor

    (19x)^2 - 2(19x)(34)x + 34^2 + 68 = 38x


    is this any short method to find the x?
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    Re: value of x

    Quote Originally Posted by rcs View Post
    solve for x
    (19x-34)^2 + 68 = 68x
    is this any short method to find the x?

    The answer is no.
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    Re: value of x

    Quote Originally Posted by rcs View Post
    solve for x

    (19x-34)^2 + 68 = 68x


    im trying to solve this in long method but i seems like the method is hard to factor

    (19x)^2 - 2(19x)(34)x + 34^2 + 68 = 38x


    is this any short method to find the x?
    What you have so far is incorrect but probably just a typo- you should have 2(19)(34)x. There is no "x" with the 19. In any case, I can see no reason not to finish it:
    361x^2- 1292x+ 1156= 38x which gives 361x^2- 1330x+ 1156= 0.

    If you cannot factor that, use the quadratic formula.
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    Re: value of x

    thanks Guys
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