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# Using the Indian method, solve a. x^2 - 2x - 3 0, b. 4x^2

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Using the Indian method, solve a. x^2 - 2x - 3 = 0, b. 4x^2 - 4x - 3 = 0,
c. x^2 + 12x - 64 = 0, d. 2x^2 - 3x - 5 = 0?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Homework
Expert:  abozer replied 5 years ago.

abozer :

Hi,

abozer :

Let me give more detailed explanation for the first equation and then I will solve the others with less detail.

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a.

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x^2 - 2x - 3 = 0

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Take the constant term to the right side of the equation,

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x^2 - 2x = 3

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Multiply each term in the equation by four times the coefficient of the x^2 term,

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4x^2 - 8x = 12

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square the coefficient of the original x term and add it to both sides of the equation,

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4x^2 - 8x + 4 = 12 + 4

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4x^2 - 8x + 4 = 16

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left side of the equation is a perfect square,

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(2x - 2)^2 = 16

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take the squareroot of both sides,

Customer :

Hello,

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2x - 2 = -4 or 2x - 2 = 4

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2x = -2 or 2x = 6

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x = -1 or x = 3

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So the solution for the first part of your question is,

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x = -1, 3

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Part b.

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4x^2 - 4x - 3 = 0

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4x^2 - 4x = 3

Customer :

this is great, I was getting hung up on the 4 step subtracting the 4 instead of adding.

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64x^2 - 64x = 48

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64x^2 - 64x + 16 = 48 + 16

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(8x - 4)^2 = 64

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8x - 4 = -8 or 8x - 4 = 8

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8x = -4 or 8x = 12

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x = -4/8 or x = 12/8

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x = -1/2 or x = 3/2

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Part c.

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x^2 + 12x - 64 = 0

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x^2 + 12x = 64

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4x^2 + 48x = 256

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4x^2 + 48x + 144 = 256 + 144

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(2x + 12)^2 = 400

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2x + 12 = -20 or 2x + 12 = 20

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2x = -32 or 2x = 8

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x = -16 or x = 4

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Part d.

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2x^2 - 3x - 5 = 0

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2x^2 - 3x = 5

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16x^2 - 24x = 40

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16x^2 - 24x + 9 = 40 + 9

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(4x - 3)^2 = 49

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4x - 3 = -7 or 4x - 3 = 7

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4x = -4 or 4x = 10

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x = -4/4 or x = 10/4

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x = -1 or x = 5/2

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Let me know if you have any questions.

Customer :

Thank you for going through this, the errors I had were simple, but make a big difference. I'm learning through the comparison.

abozer :

That's very good.

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