Example 6 - Because the discriminant b 2 4 ac is positive,...

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Example 6 Solve for  x x 2  – 5  x  = –6.  Setting all terms equal to 0,  x 2  – 5  x  + 6 = 0  Then substitute 1 (which is understood to be in front of the  x 2 ), –5, and 6 for  a b , and  c,  respectively,  in the quadratic formula and simplify. 
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Unformatted text preview: Because the discriminant b 2 4 ac is positive, you get two different real roots. Example produces rational roots. In Example , the quadratic formula is used to solve an equation whose roots are not rational....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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