In 3552, perform the indicated operation and simplify the result. Leave your answer in factored form.4 x - 2 + x 2 - x

ECN 211 Lecture Notes In the Dust of this Planet Can we grow forever Exam 1 2/17/16 Wednesday (pen & calculator) Malthusian Catastrophe •Thomas Malthus was an english Cleric and Scholar 17661834 •Fertility rates rise with an expansion of the economy bc more people can be sustained •If fertility rates rise above the rate which keeps per capita income steady, catastrophe strikes. Wars of extermination will break out as people fight for resources Sickness will ravage a population Famine •The Industrial Revolution proved all of Malthus’ worries unfounded, however. The limits to growth . . . •Many note that the limited resources of the earth can only be divided by so many Finite resources (metals) are being used at a growing