# How do you use the quadratic formula to solve for x-intercepts #x^2 − 5x − 3 = 0#?

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Jun 13, 2017

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The quadratic formula states that for a quadratic equation of standard form

In this example we are asked to find the x-intercepts (which are the roots) of

Hence

These x-intercepts can be seen on the graph of this quadratic below

graph{x^2-5x-3 [-18.14, 22.4, -9.91, 10.36]}