## Calculus with Applications (10th Edition)

$\displaystyle \frac{-1+\sqrt{5}}{2}\approx 0.618$ $\displaystyle \frac{-1-\sqrt{5}}{2}\approx-1.618$
$p^{2}+p-1=0$ To factor the trinomial we search for integer factors of $-1$ whose sum is $+1$ ... ... none We can always use the quadratic formula: (For $ax^{2}+bx+c=0,\ x=\displaystyle \frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^{2}-4ac}}{2a}$ ) $p=\displaystyle \frac{-1\pm\sqrt{1^{2}-4(1)(-1)}}{2(1)}$ $p=\displaystyle \frac{-1\pm\sqrt{5}}{2}$ Solutions : $\displaystyle \frac{-1+\sqrt{5}}{2}\approx 0.618$ and $\displaystyle \frac{-1-\sqrt{5}}{2}\approx-1.618$.