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What is the number of integers x such that 4<x2-4x+4<16?

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What is the number of integers x such that \(4<x^2-4x+4<16\)?

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==> Since \(x^2-4x+4=(x-2)^2\), from \(4<(x-2)^2<16\), you get -4<x-2<-2 or 2<x-2<4, and if you simplify it, from -2<x<0 or 4<x<6, you get x=integer=-1,5, and thus 2.

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