# How do you solve x^2-6x-5=0 using the quadratic formula?

Feb 29, 2016

x=$3 \pm \sqrt{14}$

#### Explanation:

Solution of quadratic equation $a {x}^{2} + b x + c = 0$ is,

x= $\frac{- b \pm \sqrt{{b}^{2} - 4 a c}}{2 a}$. This is known as the quadratic formula.

The solution of the given equation would be x= $\frac{6 \pm \sqrt{36 + 20}}{2}$

x=$3 \pm \sqrt{14}$