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    Find the solution set

    2x squared - 24= x squared - 10x
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovely08 View Post
    2x squared - 24= x squared - 10x
    If n > 1 in x^n then you must get everything over to one side and the other side must equal zero.

    2x^2 - 24 = x^2 - 10x

    2x^2 - x^2 + 10x - 24 = 0

    x^2 + 10x - 24 = 0

    (x + 12)(x - 2) = 0

    So x = -12 or x = 2
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