Posted by Kevin on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 4:12pm.
solve using quadratic formula
p²+5p5=0

Algebra II  Damon, Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 4:15pm
p = [ 5 +/ sqrt(25+20) ]/2
p = 2.5 +/ .5 sqrt(45)
p  2.5 +/ 1.5 sqrt(5) 
Algebra II  Lamont, Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 4:30pm
p=1.381
p=3.628
is what I came up with... 
Algebra II  Damon, Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 5:45pm
I don't think so but put your values back in and see if they work.