i'm doing a question on cubic graphs and i was told that if there is a squared value involved the graph line will touch rather than cross directly the x axis. i've come to a question that is so i thought it may touch because it has a square value then realised it doesn't when i looked at the answer. so i thought maybe i should factorise the quadratic equation but i don't think you can? what has gone wrong here?
ah i've just realised the quadratic formula might need to be used, any input would still be appreciated though
That's only when the whole factor is squared .. ie ,
Originally Posted by mark
is complex ..
what about just the discriminant part of the quadratic formula?