# What is the new Transforming Method to solve quadratic equations?

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Jun 30, 2015

The new Transforming Method to solve quadratic equations

#### Explanation:

- Solving equation type
#x^2 + bx + c = 0# with a = 1.

Solving is finding 2 numbers knowing sum (-b) and product (c). Compose factor pairs of c by observing the Rule of Signs. Then, find the pair whose sum is (-b).

Example 1: Solve x^2 - 31x - 102 = 0. Roots have different signs.

Compose factor pairs of c = -102--> (-2, 51)(-3, 34). This sum is 31 = -b. Then the 2 real roots are: (-3 and 34). No factoring, no solving binomials.

Example 2. Solve x^2 - 28x + 96 = 0. Both roots are positive.

Factor pairs of c = 96 -> (2, 48)(3, 32)(4, 24). This sum is 28 = -b. Then the 2 real roots are: 4 and 24.

Example 3. Solve x^2 + 39x + 108 = 0. Both roots are negative.

Factor pairs of c = 108 -> (-2, -54)(-3, -36). This sum is -39 = -b. Then the 2 real roots are: -3 and - 36.

We will see Case 2, solving standard type ax^2 + bx + c = 0 in the next explanation.

Jun 30, 2015

- Solving standard type
#y = ax^2 + bx + c = 0# (1)

Bring this case to Case 1 by transforming the equation (1) to->

#y' = x^2 + bx + a.c = 0# (2)

Find the 2 real roots y1 and y2 of equation (2). The 2 real roots of original equation (1) are:#x1 = (y1)/a and x2 = (y2)/a# .

Example 1. Solve# y = 8x^2 - 22x - 13 = 0# (1).

Transformed equation#y' = x^2 - 22x - 104 = 0# (2). Roots have different signs.

Factor pairs of ac = -104 --> (-2, 53)(-4, 26). This sum is 22 = -b. The

2 real roots of (2) are: y1 = -4 and y2 = 26. Back to original equation (1), the 2 real roots are:#x1 = (y1)/a = -4/8 = -1/2# and#x2 = (y2)/a = 26/8 = 13/4# .

Example 2. Solve#y = 24x^2 + 59x + 36 = 0# (1)

Transformed equation:#y' = x^2 + 59x + 864 = 0# (2). Both roots are negative.

Factor pairs of ac = 864 --> ...(-18, -48)(-24, -36)(-27, -32). This sum is

-59 = -b. Then y1 = -27 and y2 = -32. Then,#x1 = -27/24 = -9/8# and#x2 = -32/24 = -4/3# .