Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 11 - Section 11.1 - Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square - Exercise Set - Page 767: 90


The solutions are real.

Work Step by Step

The equation presented is $4x^{2} = 17$. In solving for $x$, one would first divide both sides by four, and then take the square root of both sides of the equation; as the square root of $\frac{17}{4}$ is real, the solutions are not complex.
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