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What number is 24 less when multiplied by 4 times itself?

 Jan 9, 2020
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If I  understand your question:

 

x * 4x = x-24

4x^2=x-24

4x^2-x+24=0

x=0.125+2.4463i         x=0.125−2.4463i

 Jan 9, 2020
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EP: I think you "overthought" this one !! : 

 

4n = n - 24

3n = - 24

n = - 8

Check:

-8 * 4 = - 8 - 24

- 32 = - 32

 Jan 9, 2020
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I think YOU are correct!   Poorly worded question, huh?   Haha cheeky

ElectricPavlov  Jan 9, 2020

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