razrulz wrote:

guys, looks like i am getting pathetic...

i took a power prep today , n it was a disaster got 580

. have my GMAT on wednesday... i am not this bad. i screwed up coz of some distractions but i suddenly forgot how to solve a simple equ.

ok can come one help me in solving a equation

x^2+6x+5=0 . with steps pls

Just relax. The week before the exam is always like that. Just consider it practice for the real thing and you'll be fine.

to solve x^2+6x+5=0 you could go two ways:

1. if you notice this eqn. is of the form x^2+bx+c=0

if you can find two numbers whose sum=b and product =c.

Here the numbers are 1,5

c=1*5 and b=1+5

then x^2+6x+5=0 => (x+1)(x+5)=0

so x=-1, or -5

2. OR you could use the following to find the roots of any quadratic eqn. of the above form

x= (-b +/- sqrt( b^2 - 4ac))/2a

hope it helps!