Posted by **KARINA** on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:16pm.

Solve by completing the square

12x^2+11x=5

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:23pm
divide by 12

x^2 + (11/12)x = 5/12

add the square of half the middle term coefficient

x^2 + 11x/12 + 121/576 = 5/12 + 121/576

(x + 11/24)^2 = 361/576

x+ 11/24 = ± √361/24

x = (-11 ± √361)/24

BTW, just noticed below that bobpursley did the same question for you yesterday

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1307404926

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**Mgraph**, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:24pm
x^2+11/12x=5/12

x^2+2*(11/24)*x+(11/24)^2=5/12+(11/24)^2

(x+11/24)^2=(19/24)^2

x+11/24=19/24

or

x+11/24=-19/24

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:25pm
How silly of me not to notice that √361 = 19

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**Mgraph**, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:35pm
Don't worry

sometimes it happens that 2*2=5

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**ricka**, Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 8:11pm
-6a-4=-7a+11=

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