Answer :


taking LCM





8x2 + 8 = 17x2 - 34x cross multiplying


- 9x2 + 34x + 8 = 0


9x2 - 34x - 8 = 0


Using the splitting middle term - the middle term of the general equation is divided in two such values that:


Product = a.c


For the given equation a = 9 b = - 34 c = - 8


= 9. - 8 = - 72


And either of their sum or difference = b


= - 34


Thus the two terms are - 36 and 2


Difference = - 36 + 2 = - 34


Product = - 36.2 = - 72


9x2 - 34x - 8 = 0


9x2 - 36x + 2x - 8 = 0


9x(x - 4) + 2 (x - 4) = 0


(9x + 2)(x - 4) = 0



Hence the roots of equation are


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