This is quite simple:
We have
Rearranging, we get:
Bringing the terms over to the left we get:
Multiply through by -1 and factorise:
Hence x=1 or 4
Xsq - 5 + 2 = 2
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Xsq - 5X + 3
HINT: Let Y = Xsq - 5X + 2
Therefore Y + 1 = Xsq - 5X + 3
Answer X = 4,8 or X = 0,2 or X = 1 or X = 4
After a brief introduction to solving quadratic equations, the above
problem is posed, which defies step-by-step solution. Any help would be kindly appreciated. Many thanks.
If you have a quadratic that is not easily factored, or your teacher asks you to do the "quadratic method", use this method here:
Quadratic Equation
Follow the math and let me know if you have any questions.