Sangeetha Pulapaka
0

STEP 1: Recall what is a quadratic equation

STEP 2: Recall what is a quadratic formula

STEP 3:   Identify a, b, and c and plug them into the quadratic formula. In this case a = 1, b = –8, and c = 14

\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}

Use the order of operations to simplify the quadratic formula.

p = \frac{8\pm\sqrt{8^2-56}}{2}

Simplify the radical, if you can. In this case you can simply the radical into:

p = \frac{8\pm\sqrt{8}}{2}

Reduce the problem, if you can. In this case you can reduce the entire

problem by 2, to get p = 4\pm\sqrt{2}

This is how you solve for p using the quadratic formula.