Use the quadratic formula to find the solutions.

Substitute the values , , and into the quadratic formula and solve for .

Simplify the numerator.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Rewrite as .

Rewrite as .

Rewrite as .

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.

Move to the left of .

Multiply by .

Simplify .

Solve Using the Quadratic Formula x^2+8x+17=0