In the equation below, is a positive integer constant. When the equation above is graphed in the -plane, one of the graph's -intercepts is at . What is the least possible value of ? Loading... Page navigation ← Daily PWN 066 Daily PWN 068 →

what subtracted from 8 when squared will give you 9 ( because it must be subtracted from 9), thus making y =0 must be 5 Log in to Reply

Looking at it right away you can see that what is in the parenthesis must be equal to +/-3 so that x intercept is when y =0 -(+/-3^2) =-9 -9+9 =0 8-5 = 3 8-11=-3 5<8 5 the answer Log in to Reply

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what subtracted from 8 when squared will give you 9 ( because it must be subtracted from 9), thus making y =0 must be 5

Looking at it right away you can see that what is in the parenthesis must be equal to +/-3 so that x intercept is when y =0

-(+/-3^2) =-9

-9+9 =0

8-5 = 3

8-11=-3

5<8 5 the answer