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happykiddo

  • 2 years ago

Which of the following is a solution to the equation x^2 – 6x + 5 = 0? A. x = -5 B. x = -1 C. x = 1/5 D. x = 5

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  1. happykiddo
    • 2 years ago
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    i know its D but how to get i dont know

  2. yoyointegrals
    • 2 years ago
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    break it up into (x-1)(x-5) = 0

  3. yoyointegrals
    • 2 years ago
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    solve for x-1 = 0 and x-5=0

  4. happykiddo
    • 2 years ago
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    i know i factored but it gives me two solutions 5 and 1

  5. happykiddo
    • 2 years ago
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    there is only supposed to be one (which is 5), as shown on the answer key

  6. precal
    • 2 years ago
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    2nd power means you are looking for 2 solutions. Which implies one is given and not all......

  7. happykiddo
    • 2 years ago
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    could you give me an example of what you mean precal

  8. precal
    • 2 years ago
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    |dw:1364226013438:dw|this quadratic has 2 solutions because the function crossed the x axis in 2 places. your multiple choice only listed one of the 2 solutions

  9. happykiddo
    • 2 years ago
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    okay thanks precal : )

  10. precal
    • 2 years ago
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    yw

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