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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.5, Problem 62E
To determine

Solve the equations by completing the square.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 62E

  x=12,14

Explanation of Solution

Given information:

  x2=34x18

Formula used:

Completing the square method:- In this method solution are solved by completing the square, For this, firstly the coefficient of first term is made 1, then the square of half of coefficient second term is added and subtracted.

Calculation:

  x2=34x18x234x+18=0

  964 is added and subtracted

  (x234x+964)964+18=0(x38)2=164

Taking root both the side

  (x38)=±18x=±18+38x=12,14

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