 # MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra Chapter 10 Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Section 10.3 Quadratic Equations: The Quadratic Formula Copyright © 2011.

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MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra Chapter 10 Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Section 10.3 Quadratic Equations: The Quadratic Formula Copyright © 2011 by Ron Wallace, all rights reserved.

The Quadratic Formula Solve the following by completing the square …

The Quadratic Formula If … … then … Yes! You MUST memorize and be able to use this formula.

The Quadratic Formula If … … then … b 2 – 4ac is called the discriminant: less than zero  two complex solutions i.e. they involve i equal to zero  one real solution greater than zero  two real solutions

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Methods for Solving Quadratic Equations Graphing  Graph: f(x) = ax 2 + bx + c  Solutions are the x-intercepts Factoring  (mx + n)(rx + s) = 0  x = –n/m & –s/r Completing the Square Quadratic Formula NOTE: Assume the equation is in standard form: ax 2 + bx + c = 0