In this discussion, you will solve quadratic equations by two main methods: factoring and using the Quadratic Formula. Read the following instructions in order and view the example to complete this discussion:

[shortposting]- Find the problems assigned to you in the table below.

If the third letter of your last name is |
On page 636, solve the following problem by factoring |
Solve the following problem by using the Quadratic Formula |

A or L |
46 |
48 on p. 646 |

B or K |
88 |
46 on p. 646 |

C or J |
84 |
44 on p. 646 |

D or I |
10 |
20 on p. 646 |

E or H |
8 |
18 on p. 646 |

F or G |
6 |
16 on p. 646 |

M or Z |
38 |
48 on p. 636 |

N or Y |
40 |
50 on p. 636 |

O or X |
42 |
52 on p. 636 |

P or W |
44 |
54 on p. 636 |

Q or V |
80 |
56 on p. 637 |

R or U |
2 |
78 on p. 637 |

S or T |
4 |
82 on p. 637 |

- For the factoring problem, be sure you show all steps to the factoring and solving. Show a check of your solutions back into the original equation.
- For the Quadratic Formula problem, be sure that you use readable notation while you are working the computational steps. Refer to Inserting Math Symbolsfor guidance with formatting.
- Present your final solutions as decimal approximations carried out to the third decimal place. Due to the nature of these solutions, no check is required.
- Incorporate the following four math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.):
- Quadratic formula
- Factoring
- Completing the square
- Discriminant

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.