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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Try applying the quadratic equation to this one.
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[x = \frac{ b \pm \sqrt{b^{2}  4ac} }{ 2a }\]
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@BubbaMurphy Do you have a different way to do this problem???
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BubbaMurphyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
LogicApple's way is definitely the way to do it.
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Is that really how yo would solve it
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
would A, B, and C = 1
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Based on the equation you supplied, a = 1, b = b, and c = c.
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
They are coefficients of whatever quadratic you are talking about. Did you have a quadratic in mind?
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[6x^{2}  9x + 12 = 0\] \[5x^{2} + x  10 = 0\] \[x^2 + x  1 = 0\] These are some examples of quadratics, all set equal to 0.
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh, ok... so what is your question?
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We have to solve x^2 + bx + c = 0 for bonus and I have no idea what to do
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I suggested using the quadratic equation. The only difference between x^2 + bx + c = 0 and the quadratics that I mentioned is that the coefficients in your equation are only known by their variable letter. But that is ok, you can still apply the quadratic formula to them. The solutions to x^2 + bx + c = 0 is: \[\frac{ b \pm \sqrt{b^{2}  4c} }{ 2 }\] This is the same thing I wrote before, except I let a = 1 because the coefficient of x^2 in your equation is 1.
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We didn't learn that equation you gave me
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What about completing the square ?
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so is that the answer
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, but you would arrive at the same answer if you complete the square. Both techniques are valid for solving quadratic equations.
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I have to show my work, so how would I show it
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well if you're using the quadratic equation you could say "applying the quadratic equation". But if you wanted to complete the square then: dw:1359081924838:dw
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AzteckBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I think you can use sum and product of roots: \[\alpha +\beta= \frac{ b }{ a }\] \[\alpha \beta=\frac{ c }{ a }\]
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1359082578453:dw
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
After (x + b/2)^2 = b^2/4  c. Find the square root of both.
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I got x + b/2 = b/4  c. Is that correct?
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no the square root of both sides gives: x + b/2 = ± sqrt(b^2/4  c)
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
All the steps are in the picture attached.
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I am sorry the last step in attachment is the answer
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh ok did you get it figured out ?
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so x = +/ sqrt b^2  4c /2 is the answer
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1359083804186:dw yes
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Will you forgive me @LogicalApple ?
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LogicalAppleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What for? It's a learning experience
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Firejay5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I probably annoyed you a lot
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