## anonymous 5 years ago A whole number increased by its square is 4 times itself. find the number.

1. anonymous

What was the equation you constructed from this word problem?

2. anonymous

If the number is x, what does this sentence tell you about x?

3. anonymous

that it is four times itself

4. anonymous

The number increased by its square $\rightarrow \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ x + x^2$ the number ^ ^ its square $= \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 4x$ ^ equals ^ 4 times itself

5. anonymous

Solve for x.

6. anonymous

The number increased is 4x = (x^2) + x