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    Mar 28, 2011, 06:47 PM
    How to solve quadratic equation x2-2x-3=0 using Indian Method?
    Need detailed steps and solutions using the indian method.

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    Mar 28, 2011, 08:01 PM

    First, move the constant term to the right side of the equation:

    Now multiply everything by four times the original coefficient of the term (i.e. 4 x 1 = 4):

    Next, add the square of the original coefficient of x to both sides (i.e. ):

    This makes the left side of the equation a perfect square. So now you can take the square root of both sides:


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