
Hi Sherre,
This is really two problems.
 If x^{2}  12x ≥ 0 then x^{2}  12x = x^{2} 
12x and hence
x^{2}  12x = 8 is x^{2}  12x =
8 or x^{2}  12x  8 = 0. This equation you can solve by factoring
or by using the general quadratic.
 If x^{2}  12x < 0 then x^{2}  12x = (x^{2} 
12x) and
x^{2}  12x = 8 is (x^{2}  12x) = 8 or x^{2} 
12x + 8 = 0. This equation you can also solve by factoring or by using
the general quadratic.
Penny

