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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

ax

where x is unknown, and a, b, and c are constants. The constants a and b are called coefficients. Further, a cannot equal to zero. If a equals 0, then ax

In contrast to solving a linear equation, solving a quadratic equation requires a few more steps. However, you have this handy-dandy quadratic equation solver. All kidding aside, quadratic equations can be reliably solved using the quadratic formula, which is the same technique used by this quadratic equation solver. Try it, and it will explain each of the steps to you. This is the quadratic formula:

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.

You may be asking yourself, "Why is this stuff so important?" Quadratic equations are needed to calculate answers to many real-world problems. For example, to calculate the path of an accelerating object 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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