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Find one value of x that is a solution to the equation:

(3x + 7)2 = 6x 14

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Note that 6x 14 = 2(3x + 7). This means that we can rewrite the equation as:

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If we let p = 3x + 7, we can see that this equation is in the form:


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p(p + 2) = 0

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3x + 7 = 0or3x + 7 = 2
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When we solve 3x + 7

7
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