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If x > 0, What is the least possible value of -2√(5x) + x + 9 ?

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x > 0.

Least value of \(-2\sqrt{5x}+x+9\)
for least value, we want to try to cancel 9. if we consider x as 5.
Then \(-2\sqrt{5x}+x+9\) = \(-2\sqrt{25}+5+9\) = -10+5+9 = 4.

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