# How do you find the roots, real and imaginary, of #y= -2x^2 - 5x + 6 - (x-5)^2 # using the quadratic formula?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 18, 2017

You gotta write it in standard form...

#### Explanation:

first, multiply out:

...now, collect the terms

...and now you have your coefficients a, b, and c:

a = -3, b = 5, c = -19

...that you can plug into the quadratic formula:

...and I'll bet you can take it from here.

GOOD LUCK