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asked • 11/02/15

The sum of a number and its square is 12. Find the number.

The sum of a number and its square is 12. Find the number.

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Mayuran K. answered • 11/02/15

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Andrew M.

Given that the sum of a number and it's square is 12
and working it down to
 
(x+4)(x-3) = 0
 
x = -4 or  x=3
 
Both are valid answers;
 
-4 + (-4)2 = -4 + 16 = 12
3 + 32 = 3 + 9 = 12
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