Six times a positive number when added to the square of a number will produce 16. What is the number?

I have no answer key...sorry.

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- Apr 14th 2007, 03:47 AMthecapaccinoAnother solve for X problem help
Six times a positive number when added to the square of a number will produce 16. What is the number?

I have no answer key...sorry. - Apr 14th 2007, 04:05 AMCaptainBlack
- Apr 14th 2007, 04:15 AMthecapaccinobut...plugging in X to check answer
RonL.

If you plug 8 into the equation x(6+x) = 16....it does not equal 16. I get

8(6+8) = 16 (but that does not equal??)

Have I lost the plot? - Apr 14th 2007, 04:20 AMCaptainBlack