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## #1 2013-02-10 05:01:58

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 185

### x =

Find all real values of  x that satisfy the equation (x^2-82)^2 = 324

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-10 06:04:17)

I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something

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## #2 2013-02-10 05:55:53

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 106,389

### Re: x =

Hi;

x  = 10, x = 8, x = -8, x = -10

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.

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## #3 2013-02-10 07:59:25

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 185

### Re: x =

help me on another one

\frac{c}{c-5}=\frac{4}{c-4}

FInd c.

Also, the LaTeX doesn't seem to work..

I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something

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## #4 2013-02-10 08:02:06

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 106,389

### Re: x =

Hi;

Latex is out temporarily.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.

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## #5 2013-02-10 17:49:24

Sabbir
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### Re: x =

If you cross multiply,then you'd get c^2-4c=4c-20 which is c^2-8c+20=0,now you just have to find the polynomial's roots.

## #6 2013-02-10 23:20:14

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 106,389

### Re: x =

Hi;

I am getting

c = 4 - 2 i and c = 4 + 2 i

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.

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