# How do you use the quadratic formula to find both solutions to the quadratic equation #17x^2 = 12x #?

##### 2 Answers

You don't have to use the quadratic formula.

#### Explanation:

One solution is in plain view: if

If

Using the quadratic formula is, perhaps, not the easiest way to solve this. (I say "perhaps", because easiness is not something someone else can decide for you.)

#### Explanation:

If you have been told to use the formula. Or if you are curious about how it would work. (After all, we tell students that every quadratic equation can be solved by using the formula.) Then here's how it goes:

Solve

We need to put it in standard form for a quadratic equation:

Now we'll use

In this equation, we have:

So we get:

# = (12 +- 12)/ 34#

So, we have:

Or