oh wait thank you so much. i totally forgot about the parentheses and didn't distribute the square to the 2 also.

thank you!

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can anyone explain why this keeps on happening? i keep on typing my question and it either comes up with "For what real values of x is \(-4 satisfied? Express your answer in interval notation." or "For what real values of x is -4"

For what real values of x is -4

oh okay.

For what real values of x is \(-4 satisfied? Express your answer in interval notation.

i don't understand why it keeps on deleting parts of my question