# How do you solve #18u^2-3u=1#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

**Method 1**

Solutions for

can be determined using the quadratic formula (see bottom, if you don't know this formula).

or

**Method 2**

If we recognize that (after moving the 1 to the left side) we can factor:

to get

Then either

or

#### Answer:

Factor

#### Explanation:

I use the new AC Method (Google, Yahoo Search)

Converted

Factor pairs of (-18)--> (-2, 9)(-3, 6). This sum is 3 = -b

p' = 3 and q' = - 6

Factored form: y = 18(x + 1/6)(x - 1/3) =