Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 8 - Sections 8.1-8.3 - Integrated Review - Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations: 14


$x=\pm 3i$

Work Step by Step

Isolating the squared variable and then taking the square root of both sides, the solutions of the given quadratic equation, $ 2x^2+18=0 ,$ are \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 2x^2=-18 \\\\ x^2=-\dfrac{18}{2} \\\\ x^2=-9 \\\\ x=\pm\sqrt{-9} \\\\ x=\pm\sqrt{-1}\cdot\sqrt{9} \\\\ x=\pm i\cdot\sqrt{(3)^2} \\\\ x=\pm 3i .\end{array}
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