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Home > A2C > Chapter 7 > Lesson 7.3.1 > Problem 7-162


Add x to both sides. Then square both sides.
You will need to use the Distributive Property.

Set the equation equal to 0. You will need to factor or use the Quadratic Formula to solve.

x = 1 or x = 8

One of the two solutions is extraneous (does not check).