Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Section 8.2 - The Quadratic Formula - Exercise Set - Page 607: 27

Answer

Discriminant: $-60$; Roots/solutions: Two imaginary numbers which will be complex conjugates of one another.

Work Step by Step

Let us determine the discriminant of the quadratic equation $5x^2+3=0$ which can be calculated as: $D=b^2-4ac=(0)^2-(4)(5)(3)=-60$ This implies that $D$ represents a negative real number and with solution of two imaginary numbers. Hence, our answer is: Discriminant: $-60$; Roots/solutions: Two imaginary numbers which will be complex conjugates of one another.

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