Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 10 - Quadratic Equations - 10.1 - Quadratic Equations - Problem Set 10.1 - Page 442: 30


No real solution.

Work Step by Step

We apply the quadratic formula: $ x = \frac{ -b \pm \sqrt{b^2 -4ac}}{2a}$ $ x = \frac{ -0 \pm \sqrt{0^2 -4(1)(25)}}{2}$ $ x = \frac{ \sqrt{-100}}{2}$ Since you cannot take the square root of a negative number, there is no real solution.
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