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How do I begin this problem? 

 

Guest Aug 25, 2017

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Start by setting: \(u=\sqrt{11-x^2}\\ .\\u-\frac{2}{u}=1\\\)

 

Rearrange:  \(u^2-u-2=0\\.\\(u-2)(u+1)=0\)

 

So u = 2 or u = -1.  However, the original square root must be positive, so only the first value of u is valid.

 

\(\sqrt{11-x^2}=2\\.\\11-x^2 = 4\\.\\x^2=7\\.\\x=\pm \sqrt7 \)

Alan  Aug 25, 2017
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Start by setting: \(u=\sqrt{11-x^2}\\ .\\u-\frac{2}{u}=1\\\)

 

Rearrange:  \(u^2-u-2=0\\.\\(u-2)(u+1)=0\)

 

So u = 2 or u = -1.  However, the original square root must be positive, so only the first value of u is valid.

 

\(\sqrt{11-x^2}=2\\.\\11-x^2 = 4\\.\\x^2=7\\.\\x=\pm \sqrt7 \)

Alan  Aug 25, 2017
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¿Cómo escribes para publicar tu pregunta? 

RUTH1998  Aug 25, 2017

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