How do you figure this problem out.  2x(x+2) = x+2  x=2 and/or 1/3
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2x(x+2)=x+2 can be rewritten: 2x(x+2)-(x+2)=0. This factorises: (2x-1)(x+2)=0, so 2x-1=0 or x+2=0. So 2x=1 and x=1/2 or x=-2.

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