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    I've sketched the graph of both equations on the same axes, but I don't understand what they mean by 'find the number of solutions to the equation'.
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    I've sketched the graph of both equations on the same axes, but I don't understand what they mean by 'find the number of solutions to the equation'.
    It's telling you to count the points at which the two curves intersect.
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    Basically asking how many times the 2 graphs intersect
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    What these guys said.

    You see where the points Intersect.

    You could solve Simultaneously I assume? However do use the Graph as suggested in the question.
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    (Original post by thatswrong.)
    It's telling you to count the points at which the two curves intersect.
    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Basically asking how many times the 2 graphs intersect
    Thank you very much.
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    You just find where they intersect, sometimes they follow up asking you to do it algebraically and "confirm" it, in which case you just multiply both sides by x + 1 and subtract 1 from both sides then solve.
 
 
 
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