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There are two real solutions: x = 2.3121203192793, and x = 1.1693611622022.

(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) \(x=--94\pm\frac{\sqrt{-94^2-4*27*73}}{2*27}\)

which simplifies to:

(4) \(x=--94\pm\frac{\sqrt{8836-7884}}{54}\)

\(x=\frac{--94+30.854497241083}{54}\) = 2.3121203192793,

and

\(x=\frac{--94-30.854497241083}{54}\) = 1.1693611622022,

Both of these solutions are real numbers.

These are the two solutions that will satisfy the quadratic equation

Solving a linear equation is straightforward. Solving a quadratic equation requires some more advanced mathematics. However, any quadratic equation can reliably be solved using the quadratic formula. The quadratic formula is written:

Solving a quadratic equation will always result in 2 solutions for x. These solutions are called roots. These roots may both be real numbers or, they may both be complex numbers. Depending on the values of a, b, and c, the two roots may equal each other, meaning there will only be one solution for x.

Why do we care about qudratic equations? Quadratic equations are needed to compute answers to many real-world problems. For example, to calculate whether a braking car can stop fast enough to avoid hitting something would require the use of s quadratic equation.

Because equations can be rearranged without losing their meaning, sometimes you may see an equation that isn't written exactly this way, but it's still a quadratic equation. For example, you probably know that

ax

Here are some other examples of ways to write the quadratic equation. They all mean the same thing:

(1) \(ax^2+bx=d\), where d = -c

(2) \(x^2+bx-d=e\), where a=1 and d=e-c

(3) \(ax^2=ex+d\), where d=-c and e=-b

(4) \(\frac{x^2}{f}-d=ex\), where d=-c and e=-b and \(f=\frac{1}{a}\)

Look at each of the examples above. Do you understand why they are still quadratic equations, and how they can be rearranged to look like our familiar formula?

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