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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
i know its D but how to get i dont know
break it up into (x-1)(x-5) = 0
solve for x-1 = 0 and x-5=0
i know i factored but it gives me two solutions 5 and 1
there is only supposed to be one (which is 5), as shown on the answer key
2nd power means you are looking for 2 solutions. Which implies one is given and not all......
could you give me an example of what you mean precal
|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
okay thanks precal : )