Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Divide by .

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 .

Add and .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical.

Multiply by .

Simplify .

The final answer is the combination of both solutions.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for y 0.5y^2=y+0.5