Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 4 - Quadratic Functions - Chapter Review Exercises - Page 400: 22


no real solutions

Work Step by Step

When taking the square root of a number, you get a positive and a negative answer. Before taking the square root, isolate the variable on one side. Since we would be taking the square root of a negative number, there are no real solutions. $-4(t+3)^2-100=0$ $-4(t+3)^2=100$ $(t+3)^2=-25$ no real solutions
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