Question 325815: what does it mean when they say what is the discriminate for the problem 7x^2-8x+5=0 I am totally totally lost. Found 2 solutions by unlockmath, solver91311:Answer by unlockmath(1602) (Show Source):
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Discriminate is as follows:
In the quadratic formula below b^2-4ac is the discriminate.
x = (-b +- sqrt( b^2-4*a*c ))/(2*a)
So in this equation:
the discriminate is