Tuesday

September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

Posted by **Elise** on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 5:20pm.

This is the original problem. 4x2 – 2x – 5 = 0

Move the loose number over to the other side. 4x2 – 2x = 5

Divide through by whatever is multiplied on the squared term.

x^2-1/2x=5/4. How did -2x suddenly become -1/2? Thanks!!

- Algebra -
**drwls**, Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 5:35pmThe instructions want you to "divide (both sides of the equation) by the coefficient of the squared term", which is 4.

-2x divided by 4 is = -x/2

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

business - hello I have subscribed with home work site" called Internet Secrets...

Algebra - My homework is to solve by completing the square. But how can you ...

math - for what value of m, x4+4x2+m+8/x2+4/x4 is a complete square where x is ...

math - for what value of m, x4+4x2+m+8/x2+4/x4 is a complete square where x is ...

math,correction & help - is problem number 1 correct Problem #1 factor ...

Algebra - Use the quadratic formula to solve the equation. Give exact answers: ...

College Math II - Show a complete solution to each problem. Find the exact ...

Algebra 2 - How do I complete the square for this problem?? It's on translating ...

algebra - Could you please check my answer to this problem: Simplify the ...

Algebra Problem - complete the square(real or imaginary) a^2-12a+35=0 my answers...