Given \(f(x)=x^2-6x+8\) and \(g(x)=x-2\) , solve \(f(x)=g(x)\)  using a table of values. Show your work.





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 Mar 21, 2019

\(f(x)=g(x) \)

\(f(x)=x^2-6x+8\\ g(x)=x-2\)


There will most likely be 2 answers becasue the power is 2

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When you find 2 answer with f(x)=g(x) then those values of x are the only solutions.


f(x)=g(x) ?         




Please no one answer over me

 Mar 21, 2019
edited by Melody  Mar 21, 2019



Im the creator of this question and wanted to solve it for anyone who needs help with a similar question because I didn't really understand Melody's answer. This was on of my practice questions on my study guide and found out later that my teacher said we didn't need to use a table of values so I solved it with my sister's help. :)


So it's a lot like algerbra except a lot more annoying in my opinion because i struggle with factoring. So you start by setting everything etting everything to zero.


\(x^2-6x+8=x-2 \)

Subtract x and ad 2 to both sides to set the equation equal to 0






\(x = 5, 2\)



Really hope this helps anybody struggling with this. Can't 100% confirm this is right because this is my own work BUT this is how I got my answer for this question. 

KennedyPape  Mar 22, 2019

The question SAID


using a table of values. 


No one would ever use a table of values if the question did not state that it was a necessity.


You sister did not answer this question!

Melody  Mar 23, 2019

and  You vote me down for answering your questions.



 Mar 23, 2019



I specifically said in my answer that I ended up not having to use a table to solve the equation. I also stated that your answer didn't help me to understand in finding the answer, I understand and agree with not giving users the answer but I was very confused on how to solve f(x)=g(x) and would have made a lot more sense if you had shown how to solve the X or variable in for the first column. I only understood what you were trying to do until I got help understanding everything by my sister and father. And I don't find downvoting your answer as rude because I didn't find your answer super helpful, and for the fact that you said "Please no one answer over me" when this is a website where anyone is free to answer and if someone doesn't understand the answer given then another can give a better response. I'm sorry for not editing my question right away, but by that time I had already gotten help so I didn't ask for more clarification. I primarily downvoted because other users and myself shouldn't need to ask for a lot of clarification especially when the question locks and sometimes a user can't, and I answered myself for other users who would have a similar question. I hope you can see where I'm coming from and I don't mean to offend you but isn't this what the positive and negative like buttons are for? I really do love this site because it's very reliable and quick, I appreciate all the top users, including yourself, that answer and help me to really understand and learn math. I hope you have a great day and I really do appreciate all that you do. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question and I sincerely hope you can see this situation from my point of view. 



 Mar 26, 2019

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