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    please help solve/simplify?



    and:

    If:
    x(x-2)=24, then either x=24, or x-24=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by original501 View Post


    this is a well known factorization of the sum of two cubes ... what are you supposed to do with it?

    and:

    If:
    x(x-2)=24, then either x=24, or x-24=0

    no ...

    \textcolor{red}{x(x-2) = 24}

    \textcolor{red}{x^2 - 2x - 24 = 0}

    \textcolor{red}{(x - 6)(x + 4) = 0}

    \textcolor{red}{x = 6} , \textcolor{red}{x = -4}
    ...
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