# Solve each of the following equations: x² + 3x + 5 = 0

**Solution:**

The given quadratic equation is x² + 3x + 5 = 0

On comparing the given equation with ax² + bx + c = 0,

We obtain a = 1, b = 3, and c = 5

Therefore, the discriminant of the given equation is

D = b² - 4ac

= 3² - 4 x 1 x 5

= - 11

Hence, the required solutions are

(- b ± √D)/2a = (- 3 ± √- 11)/(2 x 1)

= (- 3 ± i√11)/2 [∵ √- 1 = i]

NCERT Solutions Class 11 Maths Chapter 5 Exercise 5.3 Question 5

## Solve each of the following equations: x² + 3x + 5 = 0

**Summary:**

A complex equation x² + 3x + 5 = 0 is given. We have found that the solutions of the equation are (- 3 ± i√11)/2