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Solving Quadratic Equations using Quadratic Formula and Discriminant

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Solving Quadratic Equations using Quadratic Formula and Discriminant


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You will determine when a situation can be solved using a quadratic equation. You will learn how to determine the number of solutions to a quadratic equation using the discriminant, and solve for them using the quadratic formula.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Calculate the discriminant of a quadratic equation written in one variable.
  • Determine the number of real roots for a quadratic equation using the discriminant.
  • Solve quadratic equations written in one variable using the quadratic formula.

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Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 25 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Learners should be able to apply the square root property, understand the concept of square roots and radicals, determine the root of a linear equation, factor quadratic polynomials, identify the standard form of a quadratic equation, solve linear equations, and solve quadratic equations by completing the square.
Course Algebra-1
Type of Tutorial Skills Application
Key Vocabulary discriminant, discriminant solutions, quadratic formula