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There are no solutions in the real number domain.

There are two complex solutions: x = 0.3 + 0.60377599699347

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) \(x=--33\pm\frac{\sqrt{-33^2-4*55*25}}{2*55}\)

which simplifies to:

(4) \(x=--33\pm\frac{\sqrt{1089-5500}}{110}\)

(5) \(x=--33\pm\frac{\sqrt{-4411}}{110}\)

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) \(x=--33\pm\frac{66.415359669281i}{110}\)

This equation further simplifies to:

(7) \(x=-\frac{--33}{110}\pm0.60377599699347i\)

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

x = 0.3 + 0.60377599699347

and

x = 0.3 - 0.60377599699347

Both of these solutions are complex numbers.

These are the two solutions that will satisfy the equation

ax

\ In this equation, a, b, and c are constants. X is an unknown. A and b are called coefficients. Interestingly, a cannot equal zero. Otherwise, the equation ceases to be a quadratic equation, and becomes a linear equation.

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

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, these two roots may be equal, meaning there will only be one solution for x.

So what? Why do we care about qudratic equations? Quadratic equations are needed to calculate answers to many real-world problems. The distance before a vehicle can stop once you hit the brakes is one example of an application of quadratic equations.

As mentioned above, in the equation ax

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