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Solve the quadratic equation. 8x^2 + 16x + 8 = 0

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    I know how to do this the "plug and play" method, but can someone teach me how to do it when it;s NOT multiple choice? Thanks!

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    take out 8 and it gives you 8(x^2+2x+1)

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    okay........

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    factor out x^2+2x+1

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    how?

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    (x+___)(x+___)

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    think of two numbers that gives you 2 ehrn you add and gives you 1 when you multiply

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    1 and 1

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    good then, thats 8(x+1)(x+1)

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    okay

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    divide it by 8 to eliminate 8

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    then it will be (x+1)(x+1)=0

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    okay

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    so x=-1

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    because x+1=0?

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    yep

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    ohhhh ok thanks!

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