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Homework Help: Algebra

Posted by Elaine on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 11:57am.

Can someone help.
Solve by completing the square.
x^2=5x+2

x^2 -5x -2 = 0
x^2 - 5x + (5/2)^2 -2 = (5/2)^2
(x- 5/2)^2 = 2 + 25/4 = 33/4
x - 5/2 = sqrt (33/4)

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