Solve 2x² = 324 using the square root property. Question Solve 2x² = 324 using the square root property. in progress 0 Math Autumn 1 month 2021-08-21T12:47:03+00:00 2021-08-21T12:47:03+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

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Step-by-step explanation:STEP

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Equation at the end of step 1

2×2 – 324 = 0

STEP

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STEP

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Pulling out like terms

3.1 Pull out like factors :

2×2 – 324 = 2 • (x2 – 162)

Trying to factor as a Difference of Squares:

3.2 Factoring: x2 – 162

Theory : A difference of two perfect squares, A2 – B2 can be factored into (A+B) • (A-B)

Proof : (A+B) • (A-B) =

A2 – AB + BA – B2 =

A2 – AB + AB – B2 =

A2 – B2

Note : AB = BA is the commutative property of multiplication.

Note : – AB + AB equals zero and is therefore eliminated from the expression.

Check : 162 is not a square !!

Ruling : Binomial can not be factored as the difference of two perfect squares.

Equation at the end of step

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2 • (x2 – 162) = 0

STEP

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Equations which are never true

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