Are the solutions to x^2 - 4x - 8 really (4 +/- sqrt(48))/2?

Because everytime I try working it out using the quadratic formula, my answer comes out with a 16 instead of the 4? (Worried)??

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- Oct 15th 2008, 01:15 AMxwrathbringerxQuadratic Formula
Are the solutions to x^2 - 4x - 8 really (4 +/- sqrt(48))/2?

Because everytime I try working it out using the quadratic formula, my answer comes out with a 16 instead of the 4? (Worried)?? - Oct 15th 2008, 01:36 AMmr fantastic