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5 times a number is 6 less than the square of that number. Find the negative solution.

 Oct 25, 2021
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Let x be the number. Using algebra, we get that:

 

5x = x^2 - 6

 

Then from here, you can use the quadratic formula to find x. (or factoring). Therefore, the number is -1

 Oct 25, 2021

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