# How do you use the graph to solve #0=x^2-8x+11#?

##### 1 Answer

May 5, 2018

Look where the graph intersects the x axis.

graph{x^2-8x+11 [-10, 10, -5.21, 5.21]}

#### Explanation:

We can see that the graph of **1.764** and **6.236**

So, the solutions of this equation are indeed those two values.

This happens because the graph is defined as

The graph intersects the x axis only when the y value is 0.

Therefore the solutions for the equation are the points where the graph intersects the x axis.