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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 relatively basic. Solving a quadratic equation is not as simple. Fortunately, any quadratic equation can always be solved using the quadratic formula. Here is the quadratic formula:

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. Depending on the values of a, b, and c, these two roots may equal each other, meaning there will only be one solution for x.

There are many uses for quadratic equations. Quadratic equations are needed to compute answers in many real-world fields, including engineering, biology and business.

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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