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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Originally Posted by thecapaccino 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. let x be the number, then: 6x+x^2 =16 So x(6+x)=16, and then trial and error gives x=2. RonL
Last edited by CaptainBlack; Apr 14th 2007 at 05:20 AM.
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?
Originally Posted by thecapaccino 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? No its a typo should have been 2. RonL
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