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# x(x -3) = 88 Solve for x.?

please can any one answer

### 7 Answers

- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
x(x - 3) = 88

x² - 3x – 88 =0

x² - 11x + 8x – 88 = 0

x(x – 11) + 8(x – 11) = 0

(x – 11)(x + 8) = 0

So, x – 11 = 0 or x + 8 = 0

Hence, x = 11 or x = -8

- 9 years ago
x^2-3x=88

x^2-3x-88=0

then u must find the sum product and the factor

sum= -3

product u do -88*1...1 at x^2

factor= -11, 8..

then it becomes like this,,,

(x + 8) (x - 11)=0

x= -8 or x= 11...

for the factor here it is

u take the factors and u add them and see if u get the sum...

and u multiply the factor to see if u get the product..

so simple

i hope it helps....

and instead of writing the full form of sum and all u can just write s, p and f...and u can do the s,p,f in your margin..so as not to disturb the equation

thank you..

- ChristineLv 49 years ago
Hey Ishan

first open the brackets and get x^2-3x=88

you have formed a quadratic equation by that

x^2-3x-88=0

use either quadratic formula or completing the square to solve this

you will find that x=11 or x=-8

hope you have understood

good luck!

- la consoleLv 79 years ago
x(x - 3) = 88

x² - 3x = 88

x² - 3x - 88 = 0

{ x² - 3x } - 88 = 0

{ [x - (3/2)]² - (9/4) } - 88 = 0

[x - (3/2)]² - (9/4) - 88 = 0

[x - (3/2)]² - (9/4) - (352/4) = 0

[x - (3/2)]² - [(9 + 352)/4] = 0

[x - (3/2)]² - (361/4) = 0

[x - (3/2)]² - (19/2)² = 0 → identity : a² - b² = (a + b)(a - b)

[x - (3/2) + (19/2)] * [x - (3/2) - (19/2)] = 0

[x + (19 - 3)/2] * [x - (19 + 3)/2] = 0

(x + 8)(x - 11) = 0

Solution : S = { - 8 ; 11 }

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- ?Lv 49 years ago
x2 - 3x - 88 = 0

a=1; b=-3; c=-88

D= b2 - 4ac = 9 - 4*1* (-88)= 9 + 352 = 361

x(1) = (-b + squareroot 361)/2a = (3+ 19)/2*1 = 22/2= 11

x(2) = (-b - squareroot 361)/2a = (3 - 19)/2*1 = -16/2= -8

- Anonymous9 years ago
x=11 or x=-8