Solving 27x2+-94x+73 using the Quadratic Formula

A free quadratic equation calculator that shows and explains each step in solving your quadratic equation.

For your equation of the form "ax2 + bx + c = 0," enter the values for a, b, and c:

= 0

You entered:

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

Here's how we found that solution:

You entered the following equation:
(1)           27x2+-94x+73=0.

For any quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0, one can solve for x using the following equation, which is known as the quadratic formula:

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

Now, solving for x, we find two real solutions:
\(x=\frac{--94+30.854497241083}{54}\) = 2.3121203192793,
\(x=\frac{--94-30.854497241083}{54}\) = 1.1693611622022,

Both of these solutions are real numbers.
These are the two solutions that will satisfy the quadratic equation 27x2+-94x+73=0.


What is a quadratic equation? Any equation that can be written as:
ax2 + bx + c = 0,
where x is unknown. A, b, and c are constants. A and b are referred to as coefficients. It should be noted that a cannot equal 0 in the equation ax2+bx+c=0. Otherwise, the equation ceases to be a quadratic equation, and becomes a linear equation.

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

When you compute a solution to a quadratic equation, you will always find 2 values for x, 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, both roots may have the same value, resulting in 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 compute whether a braking car can stop fast enough to avoid hitting something would require the use of s quadratic equation.

The term "quadratic" comes from the Latin word quadratum, which means "square." Why? Because what defines a quadratic equation is the inclusion of some variable squared. In our equation above, the term x2 (x squared) is what makes this equation quadratic.

We hope you find this quadratic equation calculator useful. We encourage you to try it with different values, and to read the explanation for how to reach your answer. But, if you just want to use it to calculate the answers to your quadratic equations, that's cool too. Thank you for your interest in

click here for a random example of a quadratic equation.