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Find the smallest value of x such that x^2 + 10x + 25 = 18.

 Jun 2, 2022
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Factor the left hand side to: \((x+5)^2 = 18\)


Taking the square root of both sides gives us: \(x + 5 = \pm \sqrt {18}\).

 

Can you take it from here?

 Jun 2, 2022

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