Name: Katy
Who is asking: Student
Question: You can try completing the square or using the general quadratic formula.
To complete the square add 9/4 to both sides to get
If you try to solve the equation using the general quadratic you get Thus you have two choices. If you are restricting yourself to real numbers then the answer is that there is no solution. If you allow complex numbers, that is you allow for taking the square roots of negative numbers, then there is a pair of solutions given in the general quadtatic expression above. I hope this helps,Penny
