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Can someone explain how to do quadratic equations with complex numbers?

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  1. precal
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    yes, that means when you graph your quadratic function, it does not cross the x axis at all

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  2. precal
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    |dw:1358903985103:dw|here is an example of a quadratic with complex solutions

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  3. poopsiedoodle
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    Okay, but I still need help with solving them.

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  4. precal
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    well then post one so we can work it together

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  5. poopsiedoodle
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    Okay. Just a second.

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  6. poopsiedoodle
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    √(-36) - √(-40) It's one of the example problems that I can't get right.

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  7. precal
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    |dw:1358904893711:dw|

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  8. poopsiedoodle
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    That makes sense I guess :P

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  9. precal
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    this is just complex numbers. Complex numbers can be added, subtracted, multiplied and divided......not a big deal.....electrical engineers use them....

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    How about an actual quadratic equation now? :3

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  11. precal
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    post it, makes no difference to me.......

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    \[\Huge x^{2}+6x+11 = 0\]

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  13. precal
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    |dw:1358905661660:dw|do you see the negative number under the radical

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  14. precal
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    that tells you that your solution is complex

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    |dw:1358905735721:dw|

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  16. poopsiedoodle
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    OH. Okay. I get it now. Thanks! :D

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  17. precal
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    another way to do it is by completing the square but the quadratic formula is easier to do it by.

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    yw

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  19. poopsiedoodle
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    Actually, I don't :<

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  20. precal
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    close this problem and post a new one. You can send me a notification and we can work on another one together

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