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Find the smallest real value of $x$ such that $x^2+6x + 9 = 24$.

 May 22, 2022
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x^2 + 6x + 9 = 24 can be written as x^2 + 6x - 15. If we plug in the quadratic formula, we get -3+- sqrt(24). But since it's the smallest real value of x, it's really the minus sign so the real answer is -3 - sqrt(24)

 May 22, 2022

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