How do you solve #7z^2=70z-147#?

3 Answers
Sep 9, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process belowL

Explanation:

First, write this equation in standard form by subtracting #color(red)(70z)# and adding #color(blue)(147)# to each side of the equation:

#7z^2 - color(red)(70z) + color(blue)(147) = 70z - color(red)(70z) - 147 + color(blue)(147)#

#7z^2 - 70z + 147 = 0 - 0#

#7z^2 - 70z + 147 = 0#

Next, divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(7)# to reduce the coefficients:

#(7z^2 - 70z + 147)/color(red)(7) = 0/color(red)(7)#

#(7z^2)/color(red)(7) - (70z)/color(red)(7) + 147/color(red)(7) = 0#

#1z^2 - 10z + 21 = 0#

#z^2 - 10z + 21 = 0#

Then we can factor the right side of the equation as:

#(z - 3)(z - 7) = 0#

Now, solve each term on the right side of the equation for #0#:

Solution 1:

#z - 3 = 0#

#z - 3 + color(red)(3) = 0 + color(red)(3)#

#z - 0 = 3#

#z = 3#

Solution 2:

#z - 7 = 0#

#z - 7 + color(red)(7) = 0 + color(red)(7)#

#z - 0 = 7#

#z = 7#

**The Solutions Are: #z = 3# and #z = 7#

We could also use the quadratic formula to solve this problem. The quadratic formula states:

For #color(red)(a)x^2 + color(blue)(b)x + color(green)(c) = 0#, the values of #x# which are the solutions to the equation are given by:

#x = (-color(blue)(b) +- sqrt(color(blue)(b)^2 - (4color(red)(a)color(green)(c))))/(2 * color(red)(a))#

Substituting:

#color(red)(1)# for #color(red)(a)#

#color(blue)(-10)# for #color(blue)(b)#

#color(green)(21)# for #color(green)(c)# gives:

#z = (-color(blue)((-10)) +- sqrt(color(blue)((-10))^2 - (4 * color(red)(1) * color(green)(21))))/(2 * color(red)(1))#

#z = (10 +- sqrt(color(blue)(100 - 84)))/2#

#z = (10 - sqrt(16))/2# and #z = (10 + sqrt(16))/2#

#z = (10 - 4)/2# and #z = (10 + 4)/2#

#z = 6/2# and #z = 14/2#

#z = 3# and #z = 7#

Sep 10, 2017

Answer:

z = - 3 and z = -7

Explanation:

# 7z^2 - 70z + 147 = 0#
Divide both sides by 7
# z^2 - 10z + 21 = 0#
Solve this quadratic equation by the new Transforming Method (Socratic, Google Search), when a = 1.
Find 2 real roots knowing the sum (-b = 10) and the product (c = 21).
They are: (-3) and (-7)

Nov 24, 2017

Answer:

#z = 3#
#z = 7#

Here's how to solve this problem rapidly in four easy steps.

Explanation:

Given
#7z^2=70z−147#
Solve for #z#

Step 1) Divide all the terms on both sides by 7
#z^2 = 10z - 21#

Step 2) Set the equation equal to 0.
Subtract #10z# from both sides and add #21# to both sides
#z^2 - 10z + 21 = 0#

Step 3) Factor
# (z - 3)( z - 7 ) = 0#

Step 4) Set each factor equal to 0 and solve for #z#

Don't write this step out if you can just predict the answers by looking at the factors # (z - 3)( z - 7 ).#

Just write down the answers and skip this step if you can.
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Here's how to find the answers if you can't tell what they will be just by looking at # (z - 3)( z - 7 ) = 0# (Step 3 above)

Set each factor equal to 0 and solve for #z#

#z - 3 = 0#
#z = 3# #larr# One answer

#z - 7 = 0#
#z = 7# #larr# The other answer

Answer:
#z = 3#
#z = 7#
..............................

Check

Sub each answer into the original equation to make sure it is still an equality,

Sub in 3 in the place of #z#
#7z^2=70z−147#
#7(3^2)# . . should equal . . #70(3)# . .#- 147#
. #63# . . . . should equal . . .# 210# . . . #- 147#
. #63#. . . . . . does equal . . . . . . . . #63#
Check!

(Testing #7# to see if it's the right answer too isn't worth the trouble.)