Quadratic Equation – Part 9

Type 9: x^{2}-5x-336

Finding roots for the above problem is difficult. So here is the easy method to solve such kind of problems.

Step 1: Find the LCM for the constant number 336

Observe the below diagram

Step 2: Use the formula – Multiply all even factors and all odd factors separately.

Here the even factor is 2 and the odd factor is 7 and 3

(2*2*2*2), (7*3)

16, -21 (When we add these two we will get “-5”)

Step 3: When we add these two factors we will get -5 and when we multiply, we get 336

16-21=-5           16*21=336

The roots are 16, -21.

Example 2:  x^{2}-239x-972

Step 1: Find the LCM for the constant number 336

Observe the below diagram

Step 2: Use the formula – Multiply all even factors and all odd factors separately

Here the even factor is 4 and the odd factor is 3

(4) ; (3*3*3*3*3)

4, -243

Step 3: When we add  these two factors we will get -239 and when we multiply we will get 972

4-243=-239; 4*243=239

The roots are 4, -243

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