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anonymous

  • 4 years ago

How do I solve this? Im soooo confused... please help 2x^2 + 7x + 5

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  1. anonymous
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    what does it equal?

  2. cathyangs
    • 4 years ago
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    ...if that equals 0, just use the quadratic formula.

  3. cathyangs
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    if not, tinker it until it's equal to 0, and then use the quadratic formula. :D

  4. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    \[(-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac})/2a\]

  5. anonymous
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    it equals (2x+5)(x+1)

  6. anonymous
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    OH. anyway, that's called factoring.

  7. anonymous
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    Oh your e right... how do I "factor" that?

  8. anonymous
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    (2x+5)(x+1) IS the factored form of 2x^2 + 7x + 5:D

  9. anonymous
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    Ok Im sorry. How do I do that? Sorry confused. Thanks for the help

  10. anonymous
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    It's ok! Here is an explanation of how to factor that problem:D

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  11. anonymous
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    Thank you sooo much! Looking now

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