Mathematics
Grade10
Easy

Question

How many solutions are there for the equation 3x to the power of 2 end exponent plus 6 x plus 8 equals 0 using the discriminant?

  1. 0    
  2. 1    
  3. 2    
  4. Either 1 or 2    

Hint:

Any equation of the form p (x) = 0, where p (x) is a polynomial of degree 2, is a quadratic equation

The correct answer is: 0


    Step 1 of 1:
    We have given a quadratic  equation 3x to the power of 2 end exponent plus 6 x plus 8 equals 0
    b to the power of 2 end exponent minus 4 a c equals open parentheses 6 close parentheses to the power of 2 end exponent minus 4 blank cross times blank 3 blank cross times blank 8
    equals 36 minus 96
    equals negative 60 less than 0
    The discriminant is less than zero, so it has no real solutions.

    The discriminant is the part of the quadratic formula found within the square root.

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