How do you find the roots, real and imaginary, of #y= (3x+14)x+30x-x^2+14 # using the quadratic formula?

1 Answer
May 26, 2018

Answer:

See explanation.

Explanation:

To calculate the roots we first have to transform the function into #y=ax^2+bx+c#.

#y=(3x+14)x+30x-x^2+14#

#y=3x^2+14x+30x-x^2+14#

#y=2x^2+30x+14#

Now we can use the quadratic formula:

First calculate the determinant:

#Delta=30^2-4*2*14=900-122=788#

The determinant is positive, so the function has two different real roots:

#x_1=(-b-sqrt(Delta))/(2a)=(-30-sqrt(788))/4#

#x_1=(-b+sqrt(Delta))/(2a)=(-30+sqrt(788))/4#