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    Stuck on 'solve the equation...'

    Question is:

    Solve the equation x-x-56=0

    I just don't know how to go around this..

    Can someone give me a simple step by step answer?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielisew View Post
    Question is:

    Solve the equation x-x-56=0

    I just don't know how to go around this..

    Can someone give me a simple step by step answer?

    Thanks
    x^2-x-56 = (x-8)(x+7)
    Make each one equal to zero.
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    thanks!

    Can't believe i didn't see that
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