# 3X2 plus X equals -7?

### What is the fifth step in solving the eqution by completing the square 3x2 plus 14x plus 8 equals 0?

### 3X2 plus 4X plus 1 equals?

3x2 + 4x + 1 = ?? This is a quadratic equation. The equation can be made to equal any number and this will determine the corresponding values of x. EXAMPLE : 3x2 + 4x + 1 = 96 (x = 5 or x = -19/3) Alternatively, if x is known then this will determine the result. EXAMPLE : If x = 2 then (3 x 4) + (4 x 2) + 1 = 12…