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August 23, 2014

Posted by **Alec** on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 8:51pm.

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**Reiny**, Monday, January 26, 2009 at 8:59pmnot quite,

multiply each term by x^2-4, realizing that x^2-4 = (x+2)(x-2)

so you would get

(x-4)(x-2) + 2(x+2) = 17

x^2 - 6x + 8 + 2x + 4 = 17

x^2 -4x - 5 = 0

(x-5)(x+1) = 0

x = 5 or x = -1

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