Solving 72x2+72x+-73 using the Quadratic Formula

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

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You entered:
72x2+72x+-73=0.

There are two real solutions: x = 0.62422813026934, and x = -1.6242281302693.

Here's how we found that solution:

You entered the following equation:
(1)           72x2+72x+-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:
(2)          

In the form above, you specified values for the variables a, b, and c. Plugging those values into Eqn. 1, we get:
(3)           \(x=-72\pm\frac{\sqrt{72^2-4*72*-73}}{2*72}\)

which simplifies to:
(4)           \(x=-72\pm\frac{\sqrt{5184--21024}}{144}\)

Now, solving for x, we find two real solutions:
\(x=\frac{-72+161.88885075878}{144}\) = 0.62422813026934,
  and
\(x=\frac{-72-161.88885075878}{144}\) = -1.6242281302693,

Both of these solutions are real numbers.
These are the two solutions that will satisfy the quadratic equation 72x2+72x+-73=0.






Notes

What is a quadratic equation? A quadratic equation is an function that takes the form:
ax2 + bx + c = 0,
where a, b, and c are constants. X is unknown. The constants a and b, are referred to as coefficients. Interestingly, a cannot be equal to 0 in the equation ax2+bx+c=0.

Calculating a solution to a quadratic equation may appear daunting, because both x and x2 are unknown. 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. 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. Rarely, the two roots may be the same, producing 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.

In our equation, a cannot be zero. However, b can be zero, and so can c.

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