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Interpreting the Discriminant

Interpreting the Discriminant

Author: Samsam Warsame
Description:

This learning packet contains new terms and definitions, explains how to identify the portion of the quadratic formula known as the discriminant, and how to understand how to use the discriminant to determine the number of real solutions (0,1,2) to a quadratic equation.

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Table of Contents:

This learning packet contains:

--New terms and definitions

--How to identify the portion of the quadratic formula known as the discriminant

--The reason for the discriminants

--The three special cases

--Understanding how to use the discriminate to determine the number of real solutions (0,1,2) to a quadratic equation

 

Please refer to this website for further help:

http://www.mathwarehouse.com/quadratic/discriminant-in-quadratic-equation.php

Interpreting the discriminant