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8-53.
  1. For each equation below, solve for w, if possible. Show all work. Homework Help ✎

    1. 5w2 = 17

    2. 5w2 − 3w − 17 = 0

    3. 2w2 = −3

w ≈ ± 1.84

Remember that since each equation has w² you should be looking for two possible answers.

It may help to use the Quadratic Formula.

w ≈ 2.17 and w ≈ 1.57

No real solution because you can't take the square root of a negative number.