need a little help in this equation guys...
With q = 44 (and I don't see why 44 is picked!), then solution is x = 4 or -5.5;
discriminant = 9 + 8q, so q => 9/8 for real solutions.
I guess I can see q = 44 IF problem stated: one of the 2 solutions is a positive integer (4 in this case).
(OR one of the solutions is a square...)
If, on the other hand, you are saying that 4 is a root, we must have so that and then .
What is the exact statement of the problem in your text? You posted a picture in your first post, but that is something you wrote. Could you post a picture of the problem in the text?