I need to find the root and check my answer. X^2 + 5X - 14 = 0

I think the answer is X = 7 and x = - 2

I need to find the root and check my answer. X^2 + 5X - 14 = 0

I think the answer is X = 7 and x = - 2

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You are so close! I'm assuming you factored the equation to get (x-2)(x+7).

Now set each of those equations to 0 to solve.

The answers to x-2=0 and x+7=0 are the roots.

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So it should be broken down as X - 2 = 0

+2 +2

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X = 2

Because the -2 and the +2 cancel out each other. So the answers should be

X = 2 and X = -7

Yes! Bingo!