# How do you solve the quadratic #5x^2-3x=-8# using any method?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 20, 2017

no real solutions

#### Explanation:

First, set it to equal to zero.

If factoring the quadratic equation doesn't solve the problem, use the quadratic formula as a last resort to find x

Now if you look at the **discriminant** which is **discriminant** tells you how many real solutions are in the equation.

remember this:

when **negative** , there are **no real solutions**

when **zero**, there is **one real solution**

when **positive**, there are **two real solutions**

so the answer is that there are no real solutions