# (Solution) Math114N Week 7 Discussion: Solving Equations using Square Roots or the Quadratic Formula

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

• OpenStax Textbook Readings
• Lesson in Canvas
• Assignments in Knewton
• Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square Root Property
• Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
• Solving Quadratic Equations with the Quadratic Formula
• Solving Equations by using Quadratic Methods
• Problem Solving with Quadratic Equations

Initial Post Instructions

From farmers to civil engineers, there are many jobs in which the quadratic equation could be utilized. To complete the Discussion activity, please do the following:

Write a paragraph (3-4 sentences) answering the following questions:

1. What is one possible field or profession you may be considering?
2. What are ways the quadratic equation could be used in this chosen profession?

Be very specific and include a practical example.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers in a substantive, content-specific way. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Solution:

My future profession is nursing. Math is a critical component of an important set of skills nurses have. When you are responsible for a patients life in your hands, correct calculations are of dire importance. There are many ways quadratic equations are used in the nursing profession. For example, quadratic equations can be used to determine calculations of medications and dosages. It can also help nurses figure out the speed needed for the IV drip. Another way quadratic……..Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only \$5