How do you solve #x^2-3x = 28#?

3 Answers
Aug 25, 2016

Answer:

#x=+7" and "x=-4#

Explanation:

Some times you can spot the factors other times not so easy. If you are ever really stuck and the method of solution is not fixed use the formula or complete the square.

#y=ax^2+bx+c-> x=(-b+-sqrt(b^2-4ac))/(2a)#
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Given:#" "x^2-3x=28#

Subtract 28 from both sides

#x^2-3x-28=0#

Notice that #4xx(-7)=-28" and "-7+4=-3#

#=>(x-7)(x+4)=0#

So #x=+7" and "x=-4#

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Tony B

Aug 25, 2016

Answer:

#x =7or-4#

Explanation:

#x^2-3x=28#

Write in the standard quadratic form
#x^2-3x-28=0#

Factorise
#(x-7)(x +4)#=0

For this to be true either #(x-7)=0 or (x +4)=0#
Hence the answer

Aug 25, 2016

Answer:

#x=# either #+7# or #-4#

Explanation:

#x^2-3x=28#

#x^2 -3x -28=0#

Factorise:
#(x-7)(x+4)=0#

#:. # either #x-7=0 -> x=7#
or #x+4 = 0 -> x=-4#

Hence: #x=# either #+7# or #-4#