#### Question

Solve the equation 4x^{2} – 5x – 3 = 0 and give your answer correct to two decimal places

#### Solution

Given equation is 4x^{2} - 5x - 3 = 0.

Comparing with ax^{2} + bx + c = 0,we get

a = 4, b = -5 and c = -3

`:. x = (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/2a`

= `(-(-5)+-sqrt((-5)^2 - 4(4)(-3)))/(2xx4)`

`= (5 +-sqrt(25 + 48))/8`

= `(5+-sqrt(73))/8`

= `(5 +- 8.54)/8`

= `13.54/8 or (-3.54)/8`

= 1.6925 or - 0.4425

= 1.69 or -0.44

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Solution Solve the Equation 4x2 – 5x – 3 = 0 and Give Your Answer Correct to Two Decimal Places Concept: Quadratic Equations.