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    quadratic equation

    Solve the quadratic equation using any technique you wish.
    12x2 + 10x = 0


    Name the technique.
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    12x^2+10x = 2x(6x+5)

    Therefore x = 0, \frac{-5}{6}
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    Quote Originally Posted by bball20 View Post
    Solve the quadratic equation using any technique you wish.
    12x2 + 10x = 0


    Name the technique.
    Check.
    First off, that is not a quadratic equation, nor is it a quadratic function, unless the 2 after the (x) value is an exponent. Assuming it is, because of a typo for whatever reason, lets move on.

    The quadratic equation is x= -b b^2 - 4ac / 2a

    So, when looking at a problem like these you have 4 options to chose from.
    a) factoring
    b) completing the square
    c) solving using the quadratic equation
    d) graphing (graphing calculator etc...)

    12x^2 + 10x = 0
    12x^2 + 10x + 25 - 25 = 0

    If you want me to go on, I could. It might help for you to try the question from that point on, post your progress and I can help you from there.
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