OpenStudy (anonymous):

x^2 + 8x + 25 = 0

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Solve for?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Think of two numbers that multiply to be 25 and add up to be 8

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok Thnk you

6 years ago
OpenStudy (jkristia):

There is no real solution this equation. The discriminator b^2 - 4ac = 8^2 - 4*25 = 64-100 < 0, and you can't take square root of a negative number.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (jkristia):

oops - it is called discriminant, not discriminator

6 years ago