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May 19th, 2015, 10:18 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2015 From: London Posts: 108 Thanks: 2  QUICK Factorising
Would you work out x^23x=0 the same as x^23x Just wondering Thanks. 
May 19th, 2015, 10:52 AM  #2 
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x^2  3x = 0 x(x3) = 0 x = 0 , x = 3 
May 19th, 2015, 11:45 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 661 Thanks: 87  In order to be solvable, you need an equation (or in some cases an inequality), which means something with an =. x^23x can be factored, but because there is no equal sign you can't solve for x. x^23x=0 can be solved and that was already posted.


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