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Find the smallest value of x such that x^2 + 10x + 25 = 8 + 17.

 
 Nov 23, 2022
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 x^2 + 10x + 25 = 8 + 17

 

[x  +  5]^2 = 25

Use the quadratic formula to get:

 

x = 0

x = - 10 - which is the smallest value of x.

 
 Nov 24, 2022

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