What could x be in here?

Excuse me for my bad explanation, my English is bad.

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Yet another way: x(x- 6)< -6 is the same as which is the same as (I used the fact that [tex]a^2- b^2= (a- b)(a+ b)).

The product of two numbers is negative if and only if one is positive and the other negative. Since the two factors are "x- 3" plus and minus the same thing, obviously . The first must be positive and the second negative: we must have and .

From the first and from the second . Together, those give, as before, .

klik11, you English is excellent. Certainly compared with my*(Put whatever language you want here)*!