## jazy 2 years ago Quadratic Equations

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Quadratic equation: $\huge x = \frac{ -b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac} }{ 2a }$

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Substitute the values: $\huge x = \frac{ -(12) \pm \sqrt{(12)^2 - 4(6)(5)} }{ 2(6) }$

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Simplify it: $\huge x = \frac{ -12 \pm \sqrt{144 - 120} }{ 12}$

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Keep simplifying: $\huge x = \frac{ -12 \pm \sqrt{24} }{ 12}$ Use a calculator and find the Square root of 24. This one is very useful: http://web2.0calc.com/ $x = \frac{ -12 \pm 4.898 9 }{ 12}$

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Now we have two solutions to find: $x = \frac{ -12 + 4.8989 }{ 12} \quad and \quad x = \frac{ -12 - 4.8989 }{ 12 }$

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Let's do the first one... $x = \frac{ -12 + 4.8989 }{ 12} = \frac{ -7.1011 }{ 12 } = -0.5917$ Round it.

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Now the other... $x = \frac{ -12 - 4.8989 }{ 12 } = \frac{ -16.8989 }{ 12 } = -1.4082$ Round it.

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So you have: x = -0.5917 x = -1.4082 Of course, you might need to round them a bit more.

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Does this help @gjhfdfg ?

11. gjhfdfg

It helps a little more, how would I put that into fraction form?

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