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Simplifying
x4 + -10x2 + 9 = 0

Reorder the terms:
9 + -10x2 + x4 = 0

Solving
9 + -10x2 + x4 = 0

Solving for variable 'x'.

Factor a trinomial.
(1 + -1x2)(9 + -1x2) = 0

Factor a difference between two squares.
((1 + x)(1 + -1x))(9 + -1x2) = 0

Factor a difference between two squares.
((3 + x)(3 + -1x))(1 + x)(1 + -1x) = 0

Subproblem 1

Set the factor '(1 + x)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 1 + x = 0 Solving 1 + x = 0 Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-1' to each side of the equation. 1 + -1 + x = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 1 + -1 = 0 0 + x = 0 + -1 x = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 0 + -1 = -1 x = -1 Simplifying x = -1

Subproblem 2

Set the factor '(1 + -1x)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 1 + -1x = 0 Solving 1 + -1x = 0 Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-1' to each side of the equation. 1 + -1 + -1x = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 1 + -1 = 0 0 + -1x = 0 + -1 -1x = 0 + -1 Combine like terms: 0 + -1 = -1 -1x = -1 Divide each side by '-1'. x = 1 Simplifying x = 1

Subproblem 3

Set the factor '(3 + x)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 3 + x = 0 Solving 3 + x = 0 Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-3' to each side of the equation. 3 + -3 + x = 0 + -3 Combine like terms: 3 + -3 = 0 0 + x = 0 + -3 x = 0 + -3 Combine like terms: 0 + -3 = -3 x = -3 Simplifying x = -3

Subproblem 4

Set the factor '(3 + -1x)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 3 + -1x = 0 Solving 3 + -1x = 0 Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-3' to each side of the equation. 3 + -3 + -1x = 0 + -3 Combine like terms: 3 + -3 = 0 0 + -1x = 0 + -3 -1x = 0 + -3 Combine like terms: 0 + -3 = -3 -1x = -3 Divide each side by '-1'. x = 3 Simplifying x = 3

Solution

x = {-1, 1, -3, 3}
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