# SOLUTION: how would i find the real solution to the equation: {{{ x^4+2x^2-1=0}}} i know I'm suppose to put it in my calculator under the "y=" button and hit graph and find a point where the

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 Question 529840: how would i find the real solution to the equation: i know I'm suppose to put it in my calculator under the "y=" button and hit graph and find a point where the graph is crossed over the x-int, however i could be wrong. Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15650)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!how would i find the real solution to the equation: once you see the graph which should look like this go to "calc" (2nd+trace) use the down arrow to select "Zero" enter, it will return to the graph It says, "left bound" you will see a * which you can move with the left and right arrows. move to the left so it is above 0 on y axis, hit enter, it will say "right bound" move the * to the right so it is below 0 on the y axis, hit enter, it will say "guess". Hit enter again It will give you the x intercept (y=0) which is one solution, x=-.06435, do the same on the other cross over to get the other x intercept, x=+.6435 y=0 : You can find all real solutions using this.