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Only one question I cannot figue out. can someone help please.
What are the solutions?
1/2x^2+ 2x + 3 =0
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bmxrider Group Title
Only one question I cannot figue out. can someone help please. What are the solutions? 1/2x^2+ 2x + 3 =0
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
combine like terms
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
subtract 3 from both sides
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what like terms, sorry I am having a lot of problems with this.
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol dude its ok, equations can be confusing to some
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }x^2+2x+3=0 thats what ur starting out with\]
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thats what ur starting with *
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
right. Than you want to get the three to the other side right.
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
u can do that first. the thing with equations is that there is no direct way of solving it. there r many ways. just make sure what ever u are doing, make sure it mathimatically makes sense
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1/2^2+2x=3
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
good, now simplify 1/2^x+2x
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
here is my problem and were I am stuck. Should I try and get rid of the 1/2?
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do u have a calculator?
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
square the half
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lost me again. Sorry.
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol its ok. do u have a graphing calculator?
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
scientific?
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok. put 1 divided by 2 and square it
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it should be 1/2^2
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
there should be a calculator online
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freakeo98 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
which is 1/4
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I really need help on this to finish a test! last question.
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CliffSedge Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@freak098 , you clearly do not understand the question  none of what you said is valid here.
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CliffSedge Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is a quadratic equation, and doesn't look factorable at first glance. Quadratic formula is your best option.
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I think you use the quadratic formula. Am I correct?
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CliffSedge Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Quadratic formula always works, so is typically the weapon of choice in this situation. A good way to start though, is to multiply everything by 2 first to clear the fraction.
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2(1/2x^2+2x+3=0(2) x^2+4x+6=0 correct?
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CliffSedge Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah, then use the QF on that.
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok. I think I got it now. It was the 1/2 I was confused on. Thank you very much.
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CliffSedge Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No problem. When I tried it, I was getting nonreal answers, so don't be surprised about that.
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bmxrider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok. I will try it
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