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There are no solutions in the real number domain.

There are two complex solutions: x = 0.28787878787879 + 0.089637572471206

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) \(x=--38\pm\frac{\sqrt{-38^2-4*66*6}}{2*66}\)

which simplifies to:

(4) \(x=--38\pm\frac{\sqrt{1444-1584}}{132}\)

(5) \(x=--38\pm\frac{\sqrt{-140}}{132}\)

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) \(x=--38\pm\frac{11.832159566199i}{132}\)

This equation further simplifies to:

(7) \(x=-\frac{--38}{132}\pm0.089637572471206i\)

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

x = 0.28787878787879 + 0.089637572471206

and

x = 0.28787878787879 - 0.089637572471206

Both of these solutions are complex numbers.

These are the two solutions that will satisfy the equation

Finding a solution to a quadratic equation may appear daunting, because both x and x

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. Under extraordinary circumstances, these two roots may be the same, meaning there will only be one solution for x.

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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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