Solve A Quadratic Equation By Taking The Square Roots Example 1

Here is an example of how to solve a quadratic equation by taking the square roots of both sides.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First not all quadratic equations can be solved by taking the square roots of both sides (unless you use completing the square)
2. Write the quadratic equation such that you have two squares on both sides of the equation
3. Next take the square root of both sides and solve for the variable; you will have two solutions because the square root of a real number has both a positive and negative root

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations




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