Your method to solve the question is fine, you just have made a mistake by solving the equation.
I'm having trouble with a question, where I need to find the missing co-ordinate.
The question (3:C) is,
I have tried to solve for by using Pythagoras, but I am still getting the wrong answer, when looking at the answer booklet, and I don't know how to get a second possible answer.
My working is as follows:
According to the answer book, the answers are or .
Again, like all the solution to my questions, I'm sure there's a simple solution to this problem, I'm just missing it.
If anyone can tell me where I'm going wrong with this, and how to find the second possible answer, that would be great.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the reply.
I'm still a bit stumped on solving for though, as when I square the formula first (following Bodmas), I get:
From here, I can square root every term apart from 14k. Where I don't know how to combine the k^2 and the 14k, I'm stuck with either two terms on one side or one term on either side of the equation.
Ah.. I tried the quadratic before, but forgot to square (or ) hence getting a negative number, so I assumed using the quadratic formula was wrong.
It's almost always overlooking small details by accident that trips me up.
Thanks for the reply Siron.