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shinda

  • 2 years ago

What code would I use to get the positive root of a quadratic equation?

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  1. across
    • 2 years ago
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    There are several numerical methods that accomplish this task; try looking into Newton's method.

  2. drichmond6021023
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    why not use an if ans to the quadratic eq is positive use it otherwise ignore it?

  3. harsimran_hs4
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    try it this way 1) function that computes the roots 2) filter out the positive one`s for the 1st part i remember that`s there a problem set that covers this part using newton`s method check that out...

  4. jgoldsmith
    • 2 years ago
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    Do you remember the old quadratic equation from grade school?\[x =\frac{ \pm \sqrt{b ^{2}-4ac}\ }{2a }\] Because of the plus or minus, two roots will be given. However, it is very important to note that zero, one, or both of the roots could be positive. If I were to write a program given your specifications, I would create a function that plugs an x into the quadratic formula for a given a, b, and c, and then return the positive roots (if any). Let me know if you have any more questions!

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