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    Equation problem

    Hi!

    Could someone please solve this for me and explain how to do?
    (3/5)x^2 - 2x -5 = 0

    I know how to solve this kind of equations but I don't know how to do when I have (3/5)X^2. Because I'm told to multiply the x-term so that it'll be 1. But if I do that I get 10x. And that'll cause problems later on when I'm supposed to get the square root of ten
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    Re: Equation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jimutt View Post
    Hi!

    Could someone please solve this for me and explain how to do?
    (3/5)x^2 - 2x -5 = 0

    I know how to solve this kind of equations but I don't know how to do when I have (3/5)X^2. Because I'm told to multiply the x-term so that it'll be 1. But if I do that I get 10x. And that'll cause problems later on when I'm supposed to get the square root of ten
    multiply every term by 5 to clear the fraction ...

    3x^2 - 10x - 25 = 0

    factor or use the quadratic formula
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