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# Algebra question

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Find all real numbers x such that
(3^x - 27)^3 + (27x - 3)^3 = (3x + 27x - 30)^3

Nov 27, 2022

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Find all real numbers x such that

\( (3^x - 27)^3 + (27x - 3)^3 = (3x + 27x - 30)^3\)

well, this is going to be a pain to expand, but i see no other way... Oh god.

Okay after 30 minutes of backbending expanding, i got this:

\(27^x-9^{2+x}+3^{x+7}-19683 + 19683x^3-6561x^2+729x-27 = 27000x^3-81000x^2+81000x-27000\)

yeah.... thats, quite a bit of math. Now lets simplify! YAY! *sigh..*

\(27^x-9^{2+x}+3^{x+7} - 7317x^3 + 74439x^2 + 80271x = 0\)

Im acually having fun doing this! No sarcasm like acually!

Okay lets acually do it another way.

\([ (3x - 27 + 27x - 3) ] [ (3x - 27)^2 - (3x - 27)(27x - 3) + ( 27x - 3)^2 ] = 27000x^3 - 81000x^2 + 81000x - 27000\)

\(( 30x - 30) [ (3(x - 9))^2 - ( 3 (x - 9) * 3(9x - 1) ) + (3 (9x - 1))^2 ] = the thing idon't wanna write\)

\((30x - 30) [ 9 ( x^2 - 18x + 81) - ( 9(9x^2 - 82x + 9)) + (9 ( 81x^2 - 18x + 1)) = againidon't wannawriteit\)

\(9 (30x - 30) [ x^2 - 18x + 81 - 9x^2 + 82x - 9 + 81x^2 - 18x + 1 ] = yeahyeahyeah\)

\(270 ( x - 1) [ 73x^2 + 46x + 73 ] = ohgod\)

the discriminant of \( [ 73x^2 + 46x + 73 ] \)is negative, so it has no real roots, just saying, you know.

so basically \(270 ( x - 1) = (30x-30)^3\)

more simplifying....

\(270 ( x - 1) = 270(100x^3 - 300x^2 + 300x - 100)\)

\(x-1=100x^3 - 300x^2+300x-100\)

\(100x^3 - 300x^2 + 299x - 99 = 0\)

i think ill let you take it from here

Note: I've spent more than an hour on this prob, but i haven't solved it yet, anybody that can give the solution i will appreciate it

Nov 27, 2022
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can anybody online check my work? My brain is damaged.

Where do i go? to the left, where nothing is right, or to the right, where nothing is left?

Nov 27, 2022
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Here is my approach:

Nov 28, 2022
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Ahh i see... thank you for clarifying, i understand perfectly now

Nov 29, 2022