Posted by HM on .
r^2+10r23=0
I used the quadratic formula and I got a 5+2√12
However the real answer is 5+4√3
What am I doing wrong?

College Math 
Anonymous,
A survey of 100 people to determine their preferred source of information gave the following results:
65 watched television
39 read the newspaper
39 listened to the radio
20 watched television and read the newspaper
27 watched television and listened to the radio
9 read the newspaper and listened to the radio
6 watched television, read the newspaper and listened to the radio
a) How many people surveyed used another means of communication other than the three listed?
b) How many people surveyed used only one of the three methods of communication? 
College Math 
Quidditch,
You got the right answer! It just needed to be reduced.
5 + 2*ã(12)
=5+2*ã(4*3)
=5+2*ã4 * ã3
=5+2*2*ã3
=5+4*ã3 
College Math 
Quidditch,
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College Math 
Quidditch,
5+2*SQR(12)
=5+2*SQR(4*3)
=5+2*SQR(4)*SQR(3)
=5+2*2*SQR(3)
=5+4*SQR(3)