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Posted by **Sandra** on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 9:39am.

Solve 8x^2 + 6x + 5 = 0

I'm doing square roots and all the steps but it's not working out

I come up with -0.38 + 0.5 and -0.38 - 0.5

But it's not right when I go to put it back in.

Could you please show the steps-these problems really throw me off.

Thank you

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 11:42amx = (-6 ± √(36-4(8)(5))/16

= (-6 ± √-124)/16

I will stop here, have you found your error?

There are no real roots.

If you studies complex numbers you should be able to finish it

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