It's a distributive problem and I don't know what to do first. Please help me
Step 1: Distribute 24x2 + 24x = 38
Step 2: Get rid of coefficient in front of x2, so factoring is easier.
x2 + x = 38/24
Step 3: Reduce the fraction on the right side.
x2 + x = 19/12
Step 4: Complete the square on the left side.
x2 + x + 1/4 = 19/12 + 1/4
Step 5: factor the equation on the left and reduce the numerical expression on the right.
(x + 1/2)2 = 22/12
Step 6: In order to solve for x, take the square root of the number on the right side.
(x + 1/2) = (plus or minus) sqrt (22/12)
Step 7: x = 1/6 (-3 - sqrt(66))
x = 1/6 (sqrt(66) - 3)