Try wrapping [ math] and [/ math] tags around the problem, it's easier to read :P
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I was trying to help my daughter solve a problem from her algebra homework. The answer I found through trial and error as well as from another site (c = 40.5511), but the steps to get there have confounded me.
Any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated.
this is a quadratic equation (and honestly one of the ugliest I've seen at this forum )
There exist a formula to solve quadratic equations:
If the equation is in the form
then the solutions are:
To your question:
1. Bring your equation into the required form:
2. Now plug in the values into the formula:
3. Use a calculator. You'll get: