# SOLUTION: Please show me how to solve: x^2=8x-5 I know I have to use the quadratic formula, but I can't figure it out.

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 Question 630037: Please show me how to solve: x^2=8x-5 I know I have to use the quadratic formula, but I can't figure it out.Found 2 solutions by ewatrrr, solver91311:Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!  Hi, x^2=8x-5 || Set to zero and follow the same quadratic formula format from there x^2 - 8x +5 = 0 use Your calculator if decimal form is requested Answer by solver91311(17077)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! First put it into standard form. The coefficients don't make sense in the quadratic formula unless the equation is in the form: So: then just plug in your coefficients into the quadratic formula and do the indicated arithmetic: where: , , and John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it