February 17th, 2018, 07:11 PM  #11 
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Squaring gives $x^2 + 4x + 4 = x^2 + 14x + 49$, i.e. $10x + 45 = 0$, so $x = 9/2$. Why would that be wanted as an interval? Was the question mistyped? 
February 17th, 2018, 07:19 PM  #12 
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February 19th, 2018, 10:26 AM  #13  
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That's why romsek divided this into three regions, $x< 7$, $7\le x< 2$, and $2\le x$. In the first region x is less than both 7 and 2, in the second, x is larger than 7 but still less than 2, and in the third, x is greater than both 7 and 2.  

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