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There are no solutions in the real number domain.

There are two complex solutions: x = -0.69491525423729 + 0.78663060243202

where

(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) \(x=-82\pm\frac{\sqrt{82^2-4*59*65}}{2*59}\)

which simplifies to:

(4) \(x=-82\pm\frac{\sqrt{6724-15340}}{118}\)

(5) \(x=-82\pm\frac{\sqrt{-8616}}{118}\)

This means that our solution will require finding the square root of a negative number. There is no real number solution for this, so our solution will be a complex number (that is, it will involve the imaginary number

Let's calculate the square root:

(6) \(x=-82\pm\frac{92.822411086978i}{118}\)

This equation further simplifies to:

(7) \(x=-\frac{-82}{118}\pm0.78663060243202i\)

Solving for x, we find two solutions which are both complex numbers:

x = -0.69491525423729 + 0.78663060243202

and

x = -0.69491525423729 - 0.78663060243202

Both of these solutions are complex numbers.

These are the two solutions that will satisfy the equation

ax

where x is a variable which is not known, and a, b, and c are constants. A and b are called coefficients. Further, a cannot be zero. Otherwise, the equation ceases to be a quadratic equation, and becomes a linear equation.

Compared to solving a linear equation, solving a quadratic equation requires a few more steps. Fortunately, you have this handy-dandy quadratic equation solver. All kidding aside, quadratic equations can be quickly 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. 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, both roots may be equal, resulting in one solution for x.

Why do we care about qudratic equations? Quadratic equations are needed to compute answers to many real-world problems. The contour of a parablolic dish antenna is one example of an application of quadratic equations.

The quadratic formula has been known for centuries. Brahmagupta, a mathematician from India, first described the quadratic formula as a means to calculate solutions to quadratic equations in the 7th Century AD.

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