Posted by JP on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:32pm.
1) Solve for x and check
(5+ Radical 2)/(5-Radical 2)
3)describe the nature of the roots
4) Solve for x and check
Radical (x^2 +4x +44) +3=2x
I got 7 and -5/3 as answers, was not sure though
- Math - drwls, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:43pm
2) Use the fact that (a + b)(a - b) = a^2 - b^2
3) Let's say your equation in the format ax^2 + bx + c = 0
In your two cases, a = 1.
Calculate the quantity b^2 - 4ac for each equation. If it is positive there are two real roots. If it is zero there is one. If it is negative, there are two complex roots
- Math - Reiny, Friday, December 12, 2008 at 12:10am
1) square both sides
x^2 - 10x = 9i^2
x^2 - 10x = -9
x^2 - 10x +9 = 0
(x-1)(x-9) = 0
x = 1 or x=9
check (since we squared)
LS = √(1-10) = √-9 = 3i = RS
LS = √(81-90) = √-9 = 3i = RS
so x = 1 or x=9
- Math - Reiny, Friday, December 12, 2008 at 12:15am
4) since you clearly squared both sides to solve, each answer you obtained has to be verified in the original equation
if x=7 it works
if x= -5/3 it does not work
so x = 7 is the only solution
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