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Evaluating the Discriminant

## What is discriminant and example?

The quadratic formula in terms of the discriminant is: **x = −b±√D2a − b ± D 2 a** . Example: Find the discriminant of the quadratic equation 2x^{2} – 3x + 8 = 0. Comparing the equation with ax^{2} + bx + c = 0, we get a = 2, b = -3, and c = 8. So the discriminant is, Δ OR D = b^{2} − 4ac = (-3)^{2} – 4(2)(8) = 9 – 64 = -55.

## What does it mean when the discriminant is?

What is the discriminant and what does it mean

## What does a positive discriminant mean?

A Positive Discriminant

If the discriminant is positive, this means that **you have a positive number under the square root in the quadratic formula**. This means you will end up with 2 real solutions. You can always take the square root of a positive number.

## What does it mean if the discriminant is greater than 0?

When the discriminant is greater than 0, **there are two distinct real roots**. When the discriminant is equal to 0, there is exactly one real root. When the discriminant is less than zero, there are no real roots, but there are exactly two distinct imaginary roots.

## Why does the discriminant determine the number of solutions?

Discriminant to Find Number of Solutions

## What is another word for discriminant?

In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for discriminant, like: **univariate, , chi-square, real-valued, gcd, covariance, glm, variate, PARAFAC, parametric and cross-validation**.

## Why is it important to learn the concept of discriminant?

The quadratic equation discriminant is important because **it tells us the number and type of solutions**. This information is helpful because it serves as a double check when solving quadratic equations by any of the four methods (factoring, completing the square, using square roots, and using the quadratic formula).

## Is the discriminant negative or positive?

The discriminant is the term underneath the square root in the quadratic formula and tells us the number of solutions to a quadratic equation. **If the discriminant is positive, we know that we have 2 solutions.** **If it is negative, there are no solutions** and if the discriminant is equal to zero, we have one solution.

## How do you use the discriminant?

Using the Discriminant for Quadratic Equations

## How many solutions if the discriminant is negative?

A Negative Discriminant

The square root of a negative number will involve the imaginary number i. This means that if you have a negative discriminant, you will get **two complex solutions**.

## What if the discriminant is less than zero?

If the discriminant of a quadratic function is less than zero, **that function has no real roots**, and the parabola it represents does not intersect the x-axis.

## What is the value of discriminant?

Discriminant Definition

**When the discriminant value is positive, we get two real solutions**. When the discriminant value is zero, we get one real solution. When the discriminant value is negative, we get a pair of complex solutions.

## What is the discriminant in a quadratic function?

For the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0, the expression **b2 – 4ac** is called the discriminant. The value of the discriminant shows how many roots f(x) has: – If b2 – 4ac >

0 then the quadratic function has two distinct real roots. – If b2 – 4ac = 0 then the quadratic function has one repeated real root.

## What is the discriminant of 2×2 4x 3 0?

2×2 4x + 3 = 0 Comparing equation with ax2 + bx + c = 0 a = 2, b = 4, c = 3 We know that D = b2 4ac D = ( 4)2 4 (2) (3) **D = 16 24 D = 8** Since D <

0 So, the given equation has no real roots .

## When the discriminant is zero then the roots are real number and equal?

The formula for finding Discriminant is b²-4ac. The discriminant is equal to zero in this case. The roots will be real i.e. no imaginary roots. The roots will be equal i.e. **identical roots will be there**.

## When the discriminant is negative then the nature of the roots are?

If the discriminant b2−4ac of a quadratic equation is negative, then its roots are **imaginary**.

## Why does the discriminant tell you how many real solutions a quadratic equation has explain?

The discriminant reveals the number of real solutions because: **it’s useful to know the number of real solutions**. **and at least one formula (function of a, b and c) that leads to this number does exist**.

## How do you know how many solutions a quadratic equation has?

Given a quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0, plug the coefficients into the expression b2 – 4ac to see what results:

- If you get a positive number, the quadratic will have two unique solutions.
- If you get 0, the quadratic will have exactly one solution, a double root.

## How do you determine the solutions of quadratic equations?

How to find the solutions of a quadratic using the quadratic formula

## What is the opposite of discriminate?

Opposite of to distinguish or differentiate from others. **condemn**. **confuse**. **denounce**.

## What does a disfavor mean?

Definition of disfavor

(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : **disapproval, dislike** practices looked upon with disfavor. 2 : the state or fact of being no longer favored fell into disfavor. 3 : disadvantage.

## What antonym means?

Definition of antonym

: **a word of opposite meaning** The usual antonym of good is bad.

## How important is the discriminant in determining the nature of roots?

**The discriminant determines the nature of the roots of a quadratic equation**. The word ‘nature’ refers to the types of numbers the roots can be — namely real, rational, irrational or imaginary. Δ is the Greek symbol for the letter D. If Δ<

0, then roots are imaginary (non-real) and beyond the scope of this book.

## What does the discriminant tells you about the solutions to a quadratic equation?

What does the discriminant tell us about the solutions of a quadratic …

## What is positive and negative definite?

**A quadratic expression which always takes positive values is called positive definite, while one which always takes negative values is called negative definite**.