Hi, i haven't done any strong maths since i left college 2 years ago, and have just been going over some of the notes and hand-outs i received just out of curiosity. One question in my notes, however, has really stumped me - it's probably cos i'm a little rusty after not doing it for so long.

Basically, the question is the find the points of intersection between two graphs, where one of them is an exponential function.

first graph is y = 3e^-x

second graph is y = 12x^2 - 1

so, 3e^-x = 12x^2 - 1

I know the points of intersection are actually x = -0.7997 & x= 0.4868

I just get stuck half-way through working it out!

Any advice would be great

Thanks.