Ever wondered how to Find the value of X ? when you have a X squared equation?

Well your in luck, i know the answer :P

There is several ways.

I'm going to tell you the method that works without fail..

There is a formula which consists of..

-b +- Squareroot b^2 - 4ac

Divided by 2a

Okay so what are these letters? If the equation is as follows

X^2 + 3x + 2

A = 1 B = 3 C = 2

There is 1 x^2 -- 3 X's -- 2 is the value of the number at the end (the Y intercept)

Plug these into the formula and you should get x = -1 or -2

There is a much faster method but this can be alot more difficult than the formula above

It is called factorising, Simply place the Equation above into 2 different brackets

This is done by having 2 sets of brackets like (x+1)(x+2)=0

that is the factorisation of the equation

Now since the whole thing has to = 0 then X+1 has to equal =, therefore x is -1 and there is the second bracket (it could be the first bracket it makes no difference) (x+2) same thing again, now what is x? X = -2 :)

But how do u factorise? well if you look at the brackets i have made, and expand them yourself you will see that x times x makes the amount of x squareds x times 1 + x times 2 = 3x and 2 x 1 = 2

you just have to figure that out yourself for each equation

An easy way of doing so is start with how many x^2 do i have? in this case 1 so there is going to be 1 x in each bracket, now you need to know the y intercept which is 2 in this case... what times to make 2? 1 and 2 so there the values you place in, these have to also add up the the middle value (the b value)

Enjoy!

I'll have to get back to you on this one.

ReplyDeleteI love math and solving X, it gives suchs a satisfied-nerd-reaction to me :)

ReplyDeleteThanks! i had a really hard time figuring this out until i found your post.

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ReplyDeleteYou smarticus ;)

ReplyDeletealright, this is slightly closer to the max level of math i can comprehend :x

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I'm in over my head :P

ReplyDeleteHeh, that's easy... Then again, I live with a guy getting his master's degree in this area. I pick up on a few things here and there :P

ReplyDeleteThat's a bit too much for me but nice post mate

ReplyDeletedamn it's been a while since I've did this. Good explaining.

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ReplyDeleteWoah, this is wild. I really like how you analyzed it!

ReplyDelete*pretends this isnt over his head*

ReplyDeleteyeah i checked your math, and its correct! :P

Haha, this brings me back to high school. I'm getting rusty with algebra D:

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