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**A quadratic equation is a polynomial equation of degree 2.****The ''U'' shaped graph of a quadratic is called a parabola.****A quadratic equation has two solutions. Either two distinct real solutions, one double real solution or two imaginary solutions.****There are several methods you can use to solve a quadratic equation:**- Factoring
- Completing the Square
- Quadratic Formula
- Graphing

**All methods start with setting the equation equal to zero.**

**Solve for x in the following equation.**

Problem 4.4d:

Answer:

Solution:

The equation is already equal to zero.

If you have forgotten how to manipulate fractions, click on
Fractions
for a review.
Remove all the fractions by writing the equation in an equivalent form
without fractional coefficients. In this problem, you can do it by
multiplying both sides of the equation by 210. Every denominator in the
original fraction will divide evenly into 210

Method 1: Factoring

The left side of the equation can re rewritten
in the equivalent factored form of

The answers are

Method 2: Completing the square

*Add 35 to both sides of the equation
*

Divide both sides by 144 :

Simplify :

Add to both sides of the equation:

Factor the left side and simplify the right side:

Take the square root of both sides of the equation:

Subtract from both sides of the equation:

The answers are

Method 3: Quadratic Formula

The quadratic formula is

In the equation , **a** is the
coefficient of the term, **b** is the coefficient of the *x*
term, and **c** is the constant. Substitute
for **a**, for **b**, and for
**c** in the quadratic formula and simplify.

The answers are

Method 4: Graphing

Graph the equation, (the left side of the original equation). Graph
(the right side of the original equation and the x-axis). What you will be
looking for is where the graph of crosses the x-axis. Another way of saying this is
that the x-intercepts are the solutions to this equation.

You can see from the graph that there are two x-intercepts: one is located
at and the other is located at

The answers are and These answers
may or may not be solutions to the original equations. You must verify that
these answers are solutions.

Check these answers in the original equation.

Check the solution by substituting in the
original equation for x. If the left side of the equation

equals the right side of the equation after the substitution, you have found the correct answer.

- Left Side:

- Right Side:

Since the left side of the original equation is equal to the right side of
the original equation after we substitute the value for x,
then is a solution.

Check the solution by substituting in
the original equation for x. If the left side of the equation

equals the right side of the equation after the substitution, you have found the correct answer.

- Left Side:

- Right Side:

Since the left side of the original equation is equal to the right side of
the original equation after we substitute the value for x,
then is a solution.

**The solutions to the equation
are
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