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Quadratic Equations 2017-03-28
From Natalie:

Hi Maths Central,

I am having trouble with quadratic equations. The question is:

Calculate the length 'l' of a rectangular pool by creating and solving a quadratic equation.

1. The rectangular pool is of equal area to a square pool, and a circular pool (5.70m^2).
2. The length of the rectangular pool must be 2m longer than the width 'w'.

Thank you so, so much for your help, Maths Central!


Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve 3x^2-19x-14=0 for x 2017-03-15
From nick:
I'm an 8th grader and am quite confused with this equation: 3x^2-19x-14=0

The answer is:
-2/3 , 7

But I'm not sure how to solve for it.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Form the quadratic equation which has given roots 2017-01-16
From Tharshini:
Given a and B are the roots of the quadratic equation x^2+4x+7=0. Form the quadratic equation which has the roots 3a-1 and 3B-1
Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve 2^2x + 3(2^x) - 4 = 0 2016-04-27
From Lloyd:
Solve the equation 2^2x + 3(2^x) - 4 = 0
Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic equation with equal roots 2016-01-23
From abdiwahid:
X^2+2ax+4x+9a=0 is quadratic equation which has equal roots. Find the possible value of a?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Find the quadratic equation whose roots are -4 and 7 2016-01-03
From sadiya:
Find the quadratic equation whose roots are -4 and 7
Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic equation with known roots 2015-11-01
From Awudu:
Given the roots of the quadratic equation ax^2+5x+c=0 are 5 and -2/3,find the values of a,b and c.
Answered by Penny Nom.
2p^2+4p=16. How do i get p? 2015-09-22
From Dohie:
How do i solve this?

2p^2+4p=16. How do i get p?

Thanks

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two consecutive positive integers 2015-03-01
From meha:
Find two consecutive positive integers , sum of whose squares is 365.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two quadratic equations 2014-11-20
From rajesh:
Sir,
I would like to discuss on question-
-Find the value of variable X and Y, equations are
X2+Y2+2XY=25
X2+Y2-2XY=1

Sir, my point is equation looks not so easy.My opinion is there many (more than 4)value possible for both X and Y.
Kindly help me.
Waiting for your response.
regards,
rajesh

Answered by Penny Nom.
A quarter mile row of trees 2014-10-09
From junna:
a farmer would like to plant trees on one side of his lot which is 1/4 of a mile in a length His friend advised him that if he would plant the trees 5 feet farther apart,he would need 44 fewer trees.If the farmer would take the advice, how many trees would he plant?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic equation 2014-09-20
From Najah:
(E): (m2_1)x2 _ (m+3)x+4_m2=0
A) for what values of m is the equation (E) quadratic?
B) for what value of m is the real number -1 a root of (E)

Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic equation given the roots 2014-04-23
From Sarah:
How do you find the quadratic formula when you're given just the roots ... X=-3 X= 1/3 Thanks !
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A quadratic equation 2013-11-27
From corinanna:
Hi,
How do you find a quadratic equation given the domain & range, & or the y-intercept?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Solve 0=-2(x-5)^2+4 2013-11-17
From Leila:
How do you find the solution to 0=-2(x-5)^2+4
Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic with no real roots 2013-07-15
From Pranav:
If ax^2+bx-5=0 has no real roots. Then d sign of 1) a+b-5 2) (25a-5b-5)(4a+2b-5) will be what ??
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two quadratic equations 2012-11-22
From fahmie:
graph and solve the intersection of the following equations:
x^2+y^2=4
x^2+2y=4

Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic function 2012-06-08
From Salehah:
Hi there, i dont know how to do quadratic equations. So how do i do the question, that says: x-int -4 and 2, and y-int of 4? and we are to maek a quadratic function with this information.

Please help!
Thank you very much!
Salehah

Answered by Robert Dawson.
A parabolic arch 2012-01-04
From Swathi:
A plan for an arch in the shape of a parabola is drawn on a grid with a scale of 1m per square. The base of the arch is located at the points (0,0) and (15,0). The maximum height of the arch is 18m.

a)Determine the quadratic function that models that arch

b)State the domain and range of the function

Answered by Penny Nom.
Three consecutive numbers 2011-11-29
From Michael:
Find three consecutive numbers such that the second number squared is equal to the first and third added together
Answered by Penny Nom.
A picture with a frame 2011-08-19
From Aniish:
A picture 8inches by 12inches is placed in a frame of uniform width. If the area of the frame equals the area of the picture find the width of the frame?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Throwing a football 2011-02-08
From Janet:
a football is thrown into the air from 2 meters high. After 1 second it is 6.9 meters high. After another second it is 2 meters high. How high is it after 1.02 seconds and .05 seconds? when will it reach 5.136 meters? I am not sure how to extract the numbers I need and what equations to use them in?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The suspension cables of a bridge 2010-07-29
From Mike:
what is the formula for the suspension cables of a bridge. The towers are 200 ft above the roadway The towers are 3400 ft apart The cable if at 8ft in the middle of the span
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A quadratic equation with imaginary numbers 2010-06-03
From Alissa:
I am solving a quadratic equation and I got this far;
(x-4+i)(x-4-i)=0
but how do I add the imaginary numbers i know you multiply x by x and then add -4 + -4 but what do you do with the i's?

Answered by Penny Nom.
The product of two consecutive even integers 2010-05-11
From Terry:
The product of two consecutive even integers is 14 more than their sum. Find the integers.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic equation 2010-05-03
From Millie:
(3x-4)(5xplus2)=0
Answered by Penny Nom.
A piece of string 8 inches long is cut in two pieces 2010-02-02
From Susan:
If you have a piece of string 8 inches long and cut it in two pieces. Then take the pieces and forms each into a square such that the area of each squares added together equals 2. How long are the sides of the squares?

Susan

Answered by Penny Nom.
Quadratic equations 2009-08-30
From jovian:
how can i find the quadratic equation of the roots 2/5 and -1/3?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Factoring 2009-08-23
From Bj:
Solve for x: 5x^2 - 35x = 0
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
4cos^2 (3x) + 3sin (3x) = 1 2009-05-05
From Cheryl:
Find all solutions of the following equation and show how to do this algebraically. 4cos^2 (3x) + 3sin (3x) = 1
Answered by Harley Weston.
A quadratic equation with roots (4-i) and (4+i) 2009-05-05
From Kelly:
find a quadratic equation with roots (4-i) and (4+i)
Answered by Harley Weston.
cos2x = sinx 2009-04-19
From stacey:
solve the equation cos2x = sinx for 0 < x < 2 pi giving the answer in terms of pi.
Answered by Harley Weston.
ax^2 + bx + c = 0 has no real roots and.... 2009-01-26
From Alberto:
The equation ax^2 + bx + c = 0 has no real roots and a + b + c < 0 . Chose the right answer:

(A) c > 0
(B) c <= 0
(C) c = 0
(D) c >= 0
(E) c < 0
Explain the choice.

Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston.
Quadratic equations arising from practical problems 2008-11-24
From Lenval:
Why do quadratic equations arising from practical problems often give physically impossible solutions such as negative distances, negative times or, say, a polygon with a negative number of sides? For example: "A river in flood carries a tree t-squared - 23t metres downstream in t seconds. How long does it take for the tree to be carried 50 metres downstream?" This gives t=25 and t=-2. Please explain the second 'solution', which is not physically possible.
Answered by Chris Fisher and Victoria West.
Solving an Equation with a Square Root 2008-10-05
From Jonathan:
the square root of 3x+18 = x 3x+18 are within the square root
Answered by Victoria West.
cos^2x - 3cosx = 1 2008-09-29
From Danielle:
cos2x - 3cosx = 1
Answered by Penny Nom.
y^2+3yz-8z-4z=0 2008-08-17
From Rae:
y^2+3yz-8z-4z=0
Answered by Penny Nom.
algebra 2008-07-31
From Eric:
Would you please solve & explain this equation to me: x^2+2x=x(x+2)? Thank you
Answered by Penny Nom & Stephen La Rocque.
Width of a Garden Path 2008-07-30
From Erin:
A rectangular garden has dimensions of 18 feet by 13 feet. A gravel path of uniform width is to be built around the garden. How wide can the path be if there is enough gravel for 516 square feet?
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
3y^2 - 48 = 0 2008-06-23
From marquis:
3y^2 - 48 = 0
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A quadratic equation 2008-06-03
From Drew:
A solution of x^2-8x=-17 is

-4 or -4+I or 4 or 4+i

Answered by Janice Cotcher.
Find the quadratic equation with roots at (3-i) and its complex conjugate 2008-04-22
From Tiffany:
Find the quadratic equation with roots at (3-i) and its complex conjugate.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A quadratic equation with odd coefficients 2008-04-15
From Manashi:
If p,q,r be any odd integers, then prove that the roots of the quadratic equation px^2+qx+r=0 can't be rational .
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A rectangle word problem 2008-04-10
From Nick:
A rectangle is twice as long as it is wide. If the length and width are both increased by 5cm, the resulting rectangle has an area of 50cm^2. Find the dimensions of the original.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Problems solved using quadratic equations 2007-10-07
From Lisa:
a. Two positive numbers differ by 5. Their product is 234. What are the two numbers? b. The sum of two numbers is 12. Their product is 30. What are the two numbers? c.Two numbers differ by 5. Their squares differ by 55. What are the two numbers? d. The sum of two numbers is 15. Their product is 56. By forming an equation, find the two numbers.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Can you solve this by factoring? 10r^2 - 35r = 10 2007-08-12
From Aranxa:
how do u solve this equation by factoring:
10r^2 - 35r = 10

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
15 = 19.2 t (time) - 4.9 t squared 2007-06-11
From Nicole:
15 = 19.2 t (time) - 4.9 t squared
Answered by Penny Nom.
Solving a quadratic equation using the Quadratic Formula 2007-06-05
From Stuart:
Solve the following quadratic equation: 3xsquared-5x-4=0
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Intersection of a line and a circle 2007-04-12
From gaby:
The sum of two numbers is 9. The sum of the squares of the two numbers is 41. Find the numbers.
Answered by Steve La Rocque and Melanie Tyrer.
Fencing a field 2007-02-01
From Carol:
"The area of a rectangular field is 1200m^2. Two parallel sides are fenced with aluminum at $20/m. The remaining two sides are fenced with steel at $10/m. The total cost of the fencing is $2200." What is the length of each side fenced with aluminum and steel?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A quuadratic equation 2006-12-22
From Harold:
L=3w-4
A=96Square
I used the quadratic equation to solve and my answer is still wrong

I convert the square of 1168 to decimal.

here is where i start
(3w-4) x w=96

could you give me an example

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The roots of a quadratic equation 2006-11-16
From Lana:
If p and q are the roots of 2X^2 +3X+7=0, compute pq^3+qp^3. thanks for your help.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Is this unsolvable? 2006-09-19
From Al:
Is this unsolvable???

2xy + 3x^2 - 3y + y^3 = 4x + 3 where y=3.
Answered by Penny Nom and Claude Tardif.

cos 2x = sin x 2005-01-22
From Kris:
solve the equation
cos 2x = sin x for 0<= x < 360

Answered by Penny Nom.
x^2 = x + 2 2004-07-26
From A parent:
x2 = x+2

My daughter came home with this equation today and although I know the answer is x=2, i have no way of proving it by showing any working out.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Solving some quadratic equations 2004-07-15
From A student:
Could you please solve the following for x

x2+6=5x
x2+16=8x
2x+21=3x2

Answered by Penny Nom.
The product of the page numbers 2003-11-07
From Morgan and Mom:
You open a book and the product of the page numbers is 12,656. What are your page numbers?
Answered by Penny Nom.
x-6square root of x +8=0 2003-05-10
From Elizabeth:
x-6square root of x +8=0
Answered by Penny Nom.
Why quadratic? 2003-01-21
From Dan:
Why are equations of the form aX2 + bX + c =0 call quadratic? The quad indicates 4 but the power is 2.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Quadratic equations 2002-12-10
From Katie:
just bugging the hell outta me and I cannot figure it out for the life of me.

1)x-2x-1 =0
Find both roots. You must simplify both of your roots. This equation requires the use of the Quadratic Formula. I have tried everything for this and I am still either getting the wrong answers, and end up getting really frustrated. If you could find the answers and tell me how you did it I would greatly appreciate it! Then the second problem is

2) The square of a certain negative number is equal to 70 decreased by 3 times the number. Find the answer! On this one I set it up but still came out with the wrong answer. So if you could help me on this one I would greatly appreciate it!

Answered by Penny Nom.
A complex quadratic 2002-10-06
From Michael:
I would like to know, how to solve this Complex number: quadratic equation. ix 2 + x -i = 0
Answered by Harley Weston.
A right-angled triangle 2001-12-13
From Pamela, Jeff, Kayleigh and Jacob:
A right-angled triangle has one side that is 8 cm shorter that the hypotenuse. The other side is 1 cm shorter than the hypotenuse. Find the length of the sides.
Answered by Penny nom.
Quadratic equations 2001-03-11
From Philip:
I am a student in the UK and i am in secondary school and i am doing my GCSE next year.

here are my questions:

solve the following equations correct to 2 decimal each time.

[1] 2xsquared + 5x = 1

[2] 3xsquared(2x+1)=1

[3] xsquared + 7x + 2 = 2x + 4

[4] 5xsquared - 3x = xsquared + 4


Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding a Quadratic Equation given the roots 2000-04-16
From A secondary student:
How do I find the equation for the quadratic with roots at 2-i and its complex conjugate?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Quadratic 2000-01-26
From Karen Johnson:
What is the reasoning behind the title quadratic equation?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Derive the quadratic equation 2000-01-01
From Thuy:
My teacher asked us this question in which i can't understand when she asked to derive the quadratic equation. What does this mean?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A ladder problem 1999-04-22
From Michael Blade:
There is a cube box 3feet x 3feet x 3ft resting against a vertical wall on level ground. Resting against the outside corner of the box is a ladder 10 feet tall, this ladder is of course resting on the ground but also against the outside corner of the box and rests on the wall.

The question- the ladder is divided into two unequal section bounded by the box to the ground and the box to the wall. what are those dimensions?
Answered by Penny Nom.

Quadratic equations 1999-03-31
From Ken Niebergall:
#1 a2 - 10a = 2a - 36

#2 t(t - 5) = 5 (t - 5)

#3. (x + 4)(x - 3) = 8

Thanks.
Answered by Jack LeSage and Penny Nom.

An airplane problem 1999-03-08
From B.M.R.:
A plane left New York and headed East to its destination 3600 miles away across the Atlantic. On the way back its speed was boosted by a 50 mph tail wind and it arrived an hour early. What was its normal speed?
Answered by Jack LeSage.
Find the Numbers. 1997-12-28
From Sandy C:
The sum of the squares of two numbers is 53. Twice the greater, minus the lesser is 11. Find the numbers.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Why QUADratic? 1997-03-19
From Paula Miller:
A student today asked me why a quadratic, with highest power of degree 2, was called a QUADratic. We're awaiting the answer with baited breath! :)
Answered by Chris Fisher and Walter Whiteley.
 
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