# How do you solve #2x^2 - 5x - 3 = 0# using the quadratic formula?

##### 2 Answers

The two possible solutions are

#### Explanation:

Since this question is given in standard form, meaning that it follows the form:

I think it's worthwhile to mention that

Now, we just plug our values into the equation like this:

For these type of problems, you will obtain two solutions because of the

Now, we subtract 7 from 5 and divide by 4:

Next, plug each value of x into the equation separately to see if your values give you 0. This will let you know if you performed the calculations correctly or not

Let's try the first value of

Thus, this value of x is correct since we got 0!

Now, let's see if the second value of

That value of x is correct as well!

Therefore, the two possible solutions are:

#### Explanation:

Solve the quadratic equation

Quadratic Formula

Plug the given values into the formula and solve.

Simplify.

Simplify.

Solve for

There a two equations.

Simplify.