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5. Why does the discriminant provide so much information about the solutions to a quadratic equation?.

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    The discriminant is a number that can be calculated from any quadratic equation A quadratic equation is an equation that can be written as ax ² + bx + c where a ≠ 0 The discriminant in a quadratic equation is found by the following formula and the discriminant provides critical information regarding the nature of the roots/solutions of any quadratic equation. discriminant= b² − 4ac Example of the discriminant Quadratic equation = y = 3x² + 9x + 5 The discriminant = 9 ² − 4 • 3 •5

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