Simplify to quadratic form

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can someone show how to simplify [tex]\frac{12x+9}{x} = x+9[/tex] so that it is in the quadratic form: x^2 -3x -9 = 0

multiplying both sides by x, subtracting both sides by 9 etc. . doesnt give me the quadratic.
 

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tiny-tim
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Hi alpha01! :smile:

erm … I think you put 9 on the right-hand side instead of 9x. :redface:
 
Just multiply both sides by 'x' :

( x (12x + 9 ) ) / x = x ( x + 9 )

multiplied x on the left hand side cancels out with its denominator & by expanding the right hand side you will get;

12x + 9 = x^2 + 9x

Subtracting both sides by (12x + 9);

0 = x^2 +9x - 12x - 9

which means;

x^2 - 3x - 9 = 0

& thats what you are looking for...
 
Your welcome !!! :)
 
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