# Solve Using the Quadratic Formula b(b+17)=0

Simplify .
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify the expression.
Multiply by .
Move to the left of .
Use the quadratic formula to find the solutions.
Substitute the values , , and into the quadratic formula and solve for .
Simplify.
Simplify the numerator.
Raise to the power of .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Rewrite as .
Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.
Multiply by .
The final answer is the combination of both solutions.
Solve Using the Quadratic Formula b(b+17)=0