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9-160.

1. Do NOT divide both sides by x. This will eliminate one of your two answers.
2. Instead, move all terms to one side and set = to 0
Factor. Solve.

2(x − 6)2 = 18
(x − 6)2 = 9
x − 6 = ± 3
x = ±3 + 6
x = 9 x = 3