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Secondary V • 1yr.
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I need help with this problem.

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Hi SuperbKumquat1712,

    Thank you for your question!

    The first step in this problem is to factor each term in the equation, for example, you can factor x^2-16 in (x-4)(x+4). You'll need to do this for each quadratic equation, most of the factors that you'll obtain will cancel each other out. Finally, you'll need to find the value of ? to get an expression that is equal to 1/5. To find it, try to find a term that cancels everything, and then multiply it by a value that will get the equation equals to 1/5.

    I hope it helps and feel free to write to us again if you have any other questions!

    Anthony B.