# SOLUTION: Need to solve the following 8y^2=14y-5 (hint set equal to 0 first)

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 Question 237877: Need to solve the following 8y^2=14y-5 (hint set equal to 0 first)Answer by stanbon(57224)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!to solve the following 8y^2=14y-5 8y^2 - 14y + 5 = 0 --- Think of two numbers whose product is 5*8=40 and whose sum is -14. --------------- They are -10 and -4 --------------- Rewrite the problem: 8y^2 - 10y - 4y + 5 = 0 --- Factor the 1st two and the last two terms seperately: 2y(4y-5) - (4y-5) = 0 Factor again: (4y-5)(2y-1) = 0 y = 5/4 or y = 1/2 ============================ Cheers, Stan H.