Daiana L.

asked • 03/06/19

# How do I solve x² + 2x − 8 = 0?

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Eric W.

(x+4)*(x-2)=0, then X=-4 AND X=2.
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09/05/19 PAT T.

when the variable is to the 2nd power you have a quadratic equation. The standard form ax^2 + bx + c where a is not equal to zero. to solve using the formula : x = -b + or - the square root of (b^2 - 4*a*c) all over 2*a here you have a=1, b=2 and c = -8 substitute the values in the formula and simplify. you should get the same answer as above. When a = 1 it is faster to solve by factoring but the formula works for any quadratic.
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05/31/20

Vivek A.

The equation of finding X= Square root of (b^2 +or- 4*a*c), Here b=2, a=a and c=-8. And also you can use (x+4)*(x-2)=0,
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08/18/20

San P.

Ok I'll respond way simpler than any of the experts you hear. They are right, just not easy. Theres a really easy way to know this. x^2 is always going to be A x is always going to be B And any plain number will always be C So just plug it into the Quadratic formula { (-b±√(b^2-4ac))/2a } The ± means plus or minus so you have to do this equation 2x one with + and one with -. Solve it and you get {-4, 2} in Set Builder Notation as x is equal to 2 things. None of these Experts know it the easy way lol.
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05/12/21

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