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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Square Roots  Problem 3
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts
By now when you guys see quadratic equations with no b term you’re probably ready to go ahead and taking square root to both sides.
But first I need to get the x² piece by itself before I subtract 36 from both sides. OhOh! X² equals 36. This is bad news because what I want to do it take the square root of both sides. But you guys know that there is no real square root of a negative numbers so for this square root I’m just going to write no real solutions.
That’s it, what that means is that no real number ever, ever, ever if I substitute it in there for x² and add 36 I’m never going to get 0 as my answer. So sometimes this happens in Math sometimes there’s problems where there is no real solutions. That’s it, kind of easy, you’re done.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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Solving Quadratic Equations Using Square Roots
Problem 1 11,795 viewsSolve:
x² − 225 = 0 
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Problem 2 10,730 viewsSolve:
100x² − 81 = 0 
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Problem 3 8,834 viewsSolve:
x² + 36 = 0 
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