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What is the value of x? (1) 4x^2- 4x+1=0

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What is the value of x?

(1) \(4x^2- 4x+1=0\)
(2) \(4x^2-1=0\)

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What is the value of x?

(1) \(4x^2- 4x+1=0\)
(2) \(4x^2-1=0\)


As all we're given are equations, we'll go for simplification.
This is a Precise approach.

(1) This simplifies to (2x-1)^2 = 0 meaning that x = 1/2.
Sufficient.

(2) This simplifies to x^2 = 1/4 meaning that x = 1/2 or x = -1/2
Insufficient.

(A) is our answer.
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