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# What are and How to Solve for Discriminants

## In Algebra, the discriminant of 1. Change the equation to General Form

a polynomial is a polynomial 2. Find the Values for a, b and c
function of its coefficients,
which allows deducing some 3. Solve for the Discriminant (b^2 - 4ac)
properties of the roots without 4. Determine the Nature of the Roots of
computing them a QE -------------------------------->

DISCRIMINANTS
Completing the
Extracting Roots
1. Make sure the equation Square
has no linear term
2. Turn it into this form ;
ax^2 = c
HOW TO 1. Change the equation to
Standard
2. Divide the middle term by 2
3. Get the roots of both
sides GR. 9 MATH? 3. Square it.

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## 4. Add it to both terms

4. Simplfy 5. Factor Using PST and
Factoring The Methods of Solving Quadratic Equations Extracting Roots

## 1. Factor the Equation in any of the

four ways: Greatest Discriminant and it's Meaning Quadratic Formula
Common Multiple, Difference of
Two Squares, Perfect Square Sum and Product of Roots using it's 1. Change the equation to
Trinomials or General Trinomials General Form
2. Find the Values for a, b
Coefficients and c
3. Substitute and use the