Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 8 - Review: 9


two complex solutions

Work Step by Step

When the value of the discriminant is negative, the quadratic equation will have two complex solutions. This is because the discriminant is the "guts" under the radical portion of the quadratic formula. If the radicand (the guts) are negative, then the square root results in a complex number.
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