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Discriminant Calculator

# Discriminant Calculator

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The calculator tool used to calculate the discriminant of the given quadratic equation is called as discriminant calculator. Discriminant of a quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0 is calculated by the formula b2 - 4ac. The discriminant of the quadratic equation decides the number of solution for the given equation.

Example 1: Find the discriminant of the quadratic equation:

4x2 +12x + 9 = 0

Given quadratic equation is 4x2 + 12x + 9 = 0.

Here a = 4, b= 12, c = 9.

The formula for discriminant of a quadratic equation is b2 - 4ac.

Therefore, 122 – (4 * 4 * 9) = 144 - 144 =0

Hence the discriminant of the equation is equal to 0.

This means the quadratic equation has only one real solution

Example 2: Find the discriminant of the quadratic equation:

2x2+ 5x + 3 = 0

Given quadratic equation is 2x2 + 5x + 3 = 0.

Here a = 2, b= 5, c = 3.

The formula for discriminant of a quadratic equation is b2 - 4ac.

Therefore è 52 – (4 * 2 * 3) = 25 - 24 =1.

Hence the discriminant of the equation is equal to 1.

Discriminant in this case is a positive number hence èthe given quadratic equation has two real solutions.