Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 11 - Additional Topics - 11.5 - Quadratic Equations: Complex Solutions - Problem Set 11.5 - Page 497: 32


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Work Step by Step

This is the expression under the square root. Thus, if it is positive, there will be a real solution. However, because the square root of a negative number does not exist, if this is imaginary, the solution will be imaginary as well.
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