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State the value of the discriminant and then describe the nature of the solutions. -14x^2+5x-8=0 What is the valuel of the discriminant? which is correct: The equation has one real solution? has two imaginary solutions? has two real solutions?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    discriminate is just: \(middle^2-4(first)(last)\)

  2. amistre64
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    5^2 -4(-14)(-8)

  3. amistre64
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    i see it as imaginary solutons cause the answer is gonna be negative

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    k

  5. amistre64
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    make sense?

  6. anonymous
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    not really, i thought it would have been a positive since there are two negatives in the equation

  7. amistre64
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    5^2 = 25 -4(-8) = 32 32(-14) = -320-120-8 = -448 25-448 = - something lol

  8. amistre64
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    to discriminate means to make a choice based upon some criteria; to discrimination based on skin color is an obvious correlation. the discriminate of a quadratic equation chooses how many roots it has.

  9. amistre64
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    if the discriminate is +; we will get 2 roots if it = 0; there is only 1 root if it is -; ony imaginary roots exists

  10. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok i think I see

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