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# Maths question: x^2 - 2x = x(x - 2)(x - 3) watch

2. (Original post by funkybinoculars)
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3. don't know how to solve it, but i think if you solve

x^3-7x^2+4x=0

4. (Original post by SmartJay)
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5. This is an equation with 3 solutions as one of the terms is x^3.
I suggest moving all terms to one side and then factorising. It is a relatively simple factorisation.

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6. (Original post by 10preciousola)
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7. (Original post by funkybinoculars)
Factorise the LHS, bring everything to one side and then factorise again.

A little tip: if you have a common variable or expression on both sides of an equation, do not cancel it, instead, set it equal to zero and solve it as one of your solutions. For example,

If we had cancelled the x we would've missed a solution. This is a very common mistake that people make, even at the end of their A levels!
8. (Original post by Notnek)
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Sorry, my mistake. Never posted in the Maths forum so I didn't realise.
9. You have so two solutions can be seen straight away, namely x=0 and x=2 because they're common to both sides.
If you account for a solution then you can cancel the factors on both sides essentially so you already have two solutions so the equation just becomes which is easy to solve.

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