Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 11 - Section 11.3 - Integrated Review - Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations - Page 792: 24


$x_{1}=\sqrt{11}i$ and $x_{2}=\sqrt{11}i$

Work Step by Step

Given $5x^2+55=0$ $1.)$ Divide by 5 both sides of the equation: $5x^2+55=0 \longrightarrow x^2+11=0$ $2.)$ Use the quadratic formula: $\dfrac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$ $a=1, \ b=0, \ c = 11$ $\dfrac{-0\pm \sqrt{0^2-4\times 1 \times 11}}{2\times 1} = \dfrac{\pm \sqrt{-44}}{2} = \dfrac{\pm \sqrt{4\times (-11)}}{2} = \dfrac{\pm 2\sqrt{-11}}{2} = \pm \sqrt{-11} = \pm \sqrt{11}i$ Therefore the solutions are $x_{1}=\sqrt{11}i$ and $x_{2}=\sqrt{11}i$
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