You just have to solve for X now, by the quadratic formula
Ok this is what the problem is
In 1900, one of the most devastating hurricanes in the United States occurred in Galveston. The people of the city had prior warning, but many waited to leave the island until teh streets and the only bridge were covered with 4 feet of water. The winde speed reached 220 mph. Five foot waves destroyed wooden buildings and carried the occupants out to the sea. Use your equation to find a level for hurricanes reaching this wind speed.
Level - Maximum Wind Speed(mph)
1 - 95
2 - 110
3 - 130
4 - 155
The equation i found was y=2.5x^2+7.5x+85
My teach said plug 220 into it like so:
220=2.5x^2+7.5x+85
-220 -220
0=2.5x^2+7.5x-135
Now im lost... anyone know how to do this?