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4-96.
1. Solve each equation for x (that is, put it in x = ____ form). Homework Help ✎

1. y = 2(x − 17)2

2. y + 7 =

Divide both sides by 2.

$(\textit{x}-17)^{2}= \frac{ \textit{y} }{2 }$

Now find the square root of both sides.

$\textit{x}-17=\pm \sqrt{ \frac{ \textit{y} }{2 } }$

Now finish solving.

$\textit{x}=\pm \sqrt{ \frac{ \textit{y} }{2 } } +17$

Raise both sides of the equation to the 3rd power, then subtract to isolate x. It is not necessary to expand (x + 3)3.