College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.8 - Solving Basic Equations - P.8 Exercises: 38

Answer

$x=-\frac{9}{5}$

Work Step by Step

$x(x+1)=(x+3)^{2}\displaystyle$ We distribute: $x^{2}+x=x^{2}+6x+9$ And simplify: $x=6x+9$ And combine $x$ terms: $-5x=9$ And solve for $x$: $x=-\frac{9}{5}$
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