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What is the value of x? (1) 3x^2 + 8x + 16/3 = 0 (2) 15x^2 + 80/3 = -4

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(1) 3x^2 + 8x + 16/3 = 0 can be rewritten as
9x^2 + 24x + 16 = 0.. OR (3x+4)^2 = 0
This gives us x=-4/3. Sufficient.

(2) 15x^2 + 80/3 = -40x can be rewritten as
15x^2 + 40x + 80/3 = 0 .. Dividing this by 5, we get
5x^2 + 8x + 16/3 = 0. This is same as the equation in statement 1, and will give us same value of x. Sufficient.

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