# How do you find the zeros, real and imaginary, of #y= x^2-5x+16# using the quadratic formula?

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#### Explanation:

The quadratic formula is:

This is used to solve equations of the form

And simplifying,

We now see we have an issue - a negative in the square root. That means both of our solutions will be imaginary, so to represent that, we take the

The next thing we look for is any way to simplify the square root. But