# SOLUTION: Use the quadratic formula x^2+8x+7=0 and x^2+12m+11=0

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Question 30224: Use the quadratic formula
x^2+8x+7=0
and
x^2+12m+11=0

Found 3 solutions by checkley71, sdmmadam@yahoo.com, atif.muhammad:
Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source):
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X~2+8X+7=0. Find two factors that add up to 8 seeing as both the X term and the number are positive. Thus the factors are +7 & +1 or(X+7)(X+1)=0.

X~2+12X+11=0. Find two factors that again add up to 12 as both the X tem and the number are positive. rhus the factors are +11 & +1 or (X+11)(X+1)=0.

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x^2+8x+7=0 ----(1)
x^2+(7x+x)+7=0 (splitting the middle term into two parts whose sum is 8x and their product is the product of the square term and the constant term)
x(x+7)+1(x+7) = 0
xp+ p = 0 where p = (x+7)
p(x+1) = 0
(x+7)(x+1) = 0
(x+7) =0 gives x = -7
(x+1) =0 gives x = -1
Answer: x = -1 and x = -7
Verification: x=-1 in (1) gives
LHS = x^2+8x+7 = 1-8+7 = 0 = RHS
x=-7 in (1) gives
LHS = x^2+8x+7 = 49-56+7 = 0 = RHS
Hence our values are correct
The second problem should be
x^2+12x+11=0
Similar to the above
x^2+12x+11=0
(x+11)(x+1) = 0 (sum is 12 and the product is 11 and so the quantities are
11 and 1)
(x+11) =0 gives x = -11
(x+1) =0 gives x = -1
Answer: x = -1 and x = -11
Verification: x=-1 in (1) gives
LHS = x^2+12x+11 = 1-12+11 = 0 = RHS
x=-11 in (1) gives
LHS = x^2+12x+11 = 121-132+11 = 0 = RHS
Hence our values are correct