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Let x = the number
x+x = x*x
This is a quadratic equation, so you have to set it equal to zero. To keep the x^2 term positive, let's subtract 2x from each side, as follows:
Subtract 2x from each side:
Factor out the common factor of x:
x=0 or x-2=0
x=0 or x=2
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