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# Find the roots of $x^2-8x-1008=0$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$x=36,\:x=-28$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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• Find the roots
• Solve for x
• Find the derivative using the definition
• Solve by quadratic formula (general formula)
• Simplify
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• Factor
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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 $a=1$, $b=-8$ and $c=-1008$. Then substitute the values of the coefficients of the equation in the quadratic formula: $\displaystyle x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$

$x=\frac{8\pm \sqrt{{\left(-8\right)}^2-4\cdot -1008}}{2}$

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$x=\frac{8\pm \sqrt{{\left(-8\right)}^2-4\cdot -1008}}{2}$

Learn how to solve equations problems step by step online. Find the roots of x^2-8x+-1008=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=-8 and c=-1008. Then substitute the values of the coefficients of the equation in the quadratic formula: \displaystyle x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}. Simplifying. 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 -64.

##  Final answer to the problem

$x=36,\:x=-28$

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###  Main Topic: Equations

In mathematics, an equation is a statement of an equality containing one or more variables. Solving the equation consists of determining which values of the variables make the equality true. In this situation, variables are also known as unknowns and the values which satisfy the equality are known as solutions.