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Find the smallest value of x such that \(x^2 + 10x + 25 = 8\)

 Apr 9, 2021
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By the quadratic forrmula, the smallest root is x = -5 - 4*sqrt(3).

 Apr 9, 2021
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x2 +10x + 25 = 8

 

x2 +10x +17 = 0

 

x = -5 +2√2      or      x = -5 -2√2

 Apr 9, 2021

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