Hi there,

Can anyone offer some advice on how one would go about solving this equation? I can't figure it out!

(x+2)(y+2)+(x-3)(y+2)=0

Thanks in advance,

Josh

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- February 21st 2013, 12:21 AMMarto1234Solve a pair of intersecting lines
Hi there,

Can anyone offer some advice on how one would go about solving this equation? I can't figure it out!

(x+2)(y+2)+(x-3)(y+2)=0

Thanks in advance,

Josh - February 21st 2013, 12:36 AMjakncokeRe: Solve a pair of intersecting lines
only when and

when x = -2 or y = -2

when x = 3 or y = -2

y=-2 is the only one which makes both eqn 0, so y = -2 is the soln. - February 21st 2013, 01:27 AMMarto1234Re: Solve a pair of intersecting lines
Hi Dave,

Thanks for your reply.

That makes sense but I'm wondering if there's an algebraic methodology I can use? I know that the other solution is x=0.5, so can I do the following:

Ignore (y+2) and (y+2) so you have

X + 2 + x - 3

= 2x -1

X = -0.5

This comes out, but doesn't seem like its the correct way to go about it!