# If a number is added to twice its square, the result is 6. How do you find the number?

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Jan 11, 2017

The number could be

#### Explanation:

From the data, taking the number to be

Subtract

Factorise.

Jan 11, 2017

I get two numbers:

#### Explanation:

Let's have the unknown number be

If a number:

is added to twice it's square:

the result is 6:

Now let's find the number:

using the quadratic formula: