Could someone please help me on this ancient mathematics problem?
Solve by the method of your choice: 1-third of a school of fish and 3 times the square root of the remaining part of the school were seen in the ocean; and in a river was seen a male fish along with 3 female fish making up the remainder of the school. How many fish were in the school?
I think one would have to use the quadratic equation and one would set it up like the following:
From here would I solve for x by using the quadratic equation?
Could someone please tell me if this is correct so far?
Thank you very much