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May 19th, 2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Would you work out x^2-3x=0 the same as x^2-3x

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x^2 - 3x = 0

x(x-3) = 0

x = 0 , x = 3
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Would you work out x^2-3x=0 the same as x^2-3x

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In order to be solvable, you need an equation (or in some cases an inequality), which means something with an =. x^2-3x can be factored, but because there is no equal sign you can't solve for x. x^2-3x=0 can be solved and that was already posted.
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