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# Solve the quadratic equation $x^2+6x-7=0$

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$x=1,\:x=-7$
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## Step-by-step Solution

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$x^2+6x-7=0$

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To find the roots of a polynomial of the form $ax^2+bx+c$ we use the quadratic formula, where in this case $a=1$, $b=6$ and $c=-7$. Then substitute the values of the coefficients of the equation in the quadratic formula: $\displaystyle x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$

$x=\frac{-6+\pm 8}{2}$
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To obtain the two solutions, divide the equation in two equations, one when $\pm$ is positive ($+$), and another when $\pm$ is negative ($-$)

$x=\frac{-6+8}{2},\:x=\frac{-6-8}{2}$

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$x=\frac{-6+\pm 8}{2}$

Learn how to solve quadratic equations problems step by step online. Solve the quadratic equation x^2+6x-7=0. To find the roots of a polynomial of the form ax^2+bx+c we use the quadratic formula, where in this case a=1, b=6 and c=-7. Then substitute the values of the coefficients of the equation in the quadratic formula: \displaystyle x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}. To obtain the two solutions, divide the equation in two equations, one when \pm is positive (+), and another when \pm is negative (-). Subtract the values 8 and -6. Subtract the values -6 and -8.

$x=1,\:x=-7$

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$x^2+6x-7=0$