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There are two real solutions: x = -0.87867965644036, and x = -5.1213203435596.

(1)

For any quadratic equation

(2)

In the form above, you specified values for the variables a, b, and c. Plugging those values into Eqn. 1, we get:

(3) \(x=-72\pm\frac{\sqrt{72^2-4*12*54}}{2*12}\)

which simplifies to:

(4) \(x=-72\pm\frac{\sqrt{5184-2592}}{24}\)

\(x=\frac{-72+50.911688245431}{24}\) = -0.87867965644036,

and

\(x=\frac{-72-50.911688245431}{24}\) = -5.1213203435596,

Both of these solutions are real numbers.

These are the two solutions that will satisfy the quadratic equation

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\ In this equation, x is a variable which is not known. A, b, and c are constants. The constants a and b, are referred to as coefficients. Interestingly, a cannot be 0.

Calculating a solution to a quadratic equation may appear daunting, because both x and x

Since there are always 2 solutions to a square root (one negative, one positive), solving the quadratic equation results in 2 values for x. The two solutions for x (which may be positive or negative, real or complex) are called roots. Rarely, both roots may be the same, producing one solution for x.

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