## The problem

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can you do step by step, I'm so confused

## Answer provided by our tutors

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Another way to solve this is to first find the roots "a1" and "a2" for the quadratic equation (click here to see the solution):

24a^2-50a+24 = 0

and then use write the equation as

24(a - a1)(a - a2) = 0

Since

a1 = 4/3

and

a2 = 3/4

we have

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