y + x^2 = 4x y + 4x = 16 Hello, can someone please confirm which of my following answers would be the correct way to solve this problem. i) x = 4, y=0 ii) x^2-8x+16=0
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Equation ii is fine and (4,0) is the only pair of solutions so if i) is your answer then it's correct
x^2 - 8x + 16 factors into (x-4)^2, so i) and ii) would both work. =)
However, as an answer to the problem, only x= 4, y= 0 is correct. The equation x^2- 8x+ 16= 0 is a step on the way to finding the solution.
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