# How do you solve #30x^2-5x=60#?

##### 1 Answer

May 21, 2017

#### Explanation:

The contributor below solved it by factoring, here I'll solve it using my favourite method for quadratic equations : The Quadratic Formula.

So, like the contributor above, divide the entire equation by 5.

Subtract 12 from both sides.

Here is where we deviate from the factoring method : We take

And substitute it into the quadratic formula which is :

You'll get :

Simplify