## anonymous one year ago I will give a medal. Please explain how to do it not just the answer, thanks! Solve x^2 - 3x = -8.

1. misty1212

HI!!

2. anonymous

Hello.

3. misty1212

add 8 and solve $x^2-3x+8=0$ using the quadratic formula $x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$ with $a=1,b=-3,c=8$ there will be no real solutions, but two complex ones

4. anonymous

So would $x=3+-i \sqrt{23}/2$ be correct?

5. anonymous

@misty1212

6. Loser66

yes, but the real part is 3/2, not just 3

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