• , and are any real numbers.

## Description

• This function gives the root values of a quadratic equation.
• In elementary algebra, general quadratic equation is where , and are constant values and is unknown.
• Constant cannot be equal to zero(0).
• The roots of a quadratic equation can be calculated as -

and

• Geometrically, these roots represent the x values at which any parabola, explicitly given as y = ax2 + bx + c, crosses the x-axis.
• The name Quadratic comes from "quad" meaning square, because the variable gets squared (like x^2).

It is also called an "Equation of Degree 2" (because of the "2" on the x)

• Discriminant:

(b^2 − 4ac) in the formula above is called the Discriminant, because it can "discriminate" between the possible types of answer:

when (b^2 − 4ac) is positive, we get two Real solutions
when it is zero, we get just ONE real solution (both answers are the same)
when it is negative, we get two Complex solutions.