Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Section 8.1 - Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square - Exercise Set: 21

Answer

x=$\frac{1±4i}{3}$

Work Step by Step

Original Equation (3x-1)²=-16 Take the square root of both sides 3x-1=±$\sqrt -16$ Simplify the radical 3x-1=±4i Add 1 to both sides 3x=1±4i Divide both sides by 3 x=$\frac{1±4i}{3}$
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