How do you solve #x^2-20x+99=0#?
See the solution process below:
We can now solve each term for
The solution is:
There are a number of ways to solve polynomials. We can graph the equation, or use the quadratic formula, or factor. Let's start with factoring and see if we can solve it that way. Then we'll move on to the quadratic formula
We are looking for two numbers that combine to
Now we set each factor equal to
So, we solved the equation without using quadratic formula. If you want to use the quadratic formula, just plug