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Homework Help: Algebra: is it possible

  1. Dec 30, 2009 #1
    Hi everybody,

    I was wondering if it's possible to solve this equation:


    Now, I just wanna know if it's possible. I'm not asking for the answer.



    A little push in the right direction is always welcome.
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  3. Dec 30, 2009 #2

    Doc Al

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    Sure it's possible. Hint: Look up how to solve quadratic equations.
  4. Dec 30, 2009 #3
  5. Jan 8, 2010 #4

    add 42.2 to both sides

    0 = -4.9x2 - 10.999x + 42.2

    then use the quadratic equation to solve for x if that's what you're looking for.
  6. Jan 9, 2010 #5


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    Make life simpler for yourself by adding 4.9x2 + 10.999x to both sides to get it in the form that Icystrike showed.
    Use the quadratic formula to solve this quadratic equation.
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