a^2+2a-24=0

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Solution for a^2+2a-24=0 equation:


Simplifying
a2 + 2a + -24 = 0

Reorder the terms:
-24 + 2a + a2 = 0

Solving
-24 + 2a + a2 = 0

Solving for variable 'a'.

Factor a trinomial.
(-6 + -1a)(4 + -1a) = 0

Subproblem 1

Set the factor '(-6 + -1a)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying -6 + -1a = 0 Solving -6 + -1a = 0 Move all terms containing a to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '6' to each side of the equation. -6 + 6 + -1a = 0 + 6 Combine like terms: -6 + 6 = 0 0 + -1a = 0 + 6 -1a = 0 + 6 Combine like terms: 0 + 6 = 6 -1a = 6 Divide each side by '-1'. a = -6 Simplifying a = -6

Subproblem 2

Set the factor '(4 + -1a)' equal to zero and attempt to solve: Simplifying 4 + -1a = 0 Solving 4 + -1a = 0 Move all terms containing a to the left, all other terms to the right. Add '-4' to each side of the equation. 4 + -4 + -1a = 0 + -4 Combine like terms: 4 + -4 = 0 0 + -1a = 0 + -4 -1a = 0 + -4 Combine like terms: 0 + -4 = -4 -1a = -4 Divide each side by '-1'. a = 4 Simplifying a = 4

Solution

a = {-6, 4}

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