algebra I

HOW DO I FIGURE OUT -X2-5X-9=0

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  1. Are you 'solving' for x in x^2 - 5x - 9 = 0

    If so, then x=(5 ± √(25-4(1)(-9))/2
    = (5 ± √61)/2 by using the quadratic formula

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  2. i am also stumped by this question and the equation is x squared. is x^2 still the same answer. Thanks

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