# Some algebra

• Jun 24th 2010, 11:18 AM
maggiec
Some algebra
Here is the question:

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I've done part a), however in part b) I'm confused as how to get rid of the modulus..

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks
• Jun 24th 2010, 11:37 AM
Unknown008

After making part a), you'll see that there are two points of intersection.

First, solve for x being positive, rejecting one value. Your diagram would tell you which one to reject.
Then, do the same thing with the negative value of x.

Finally, you should get

x = 2

$x = \frac14(-1-\sqrt{17})$
• Jun 24th 2010, 12:07 PM
maggiec
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unknown008

After making part a), you'll see that there are two points of intersection.

First, solve for x being positive, rejecting one value. Your diagram would tell you which one to reject.
Then, do the same thing with the negative value of x.

Finally, you should get

x = 2

$x = \frac14(-1-\sqrt{17})$

I got both results thanks!
• Jun 24th 2010, 12:11 PM
Unknown008
You're welcome(Happy)