How do you solve #6x² + x = 2#?
The solutions are:
The equation is of the form
The Discriminant is given by:
The solutions are found using the formula
The method of finding the solution will depend on the grade in which it is being dealt with. An alternative method is to factorise.
To solve a quadratic
In simple algebra there are then three methods available to find the solution: factorise, complete the square or the quadratic formula.
The fact that a product of two factors results in 0 means that at least one of the factors must be equal to 0.