# Thread: What is the discriminant

1. ## What is the discriminant

I am confuse about what is discriminant and when do you use it?
Can anyone give me a good definition of it and when to use it?

2. ## Re: What is the discriminant

Originally Posted by Chaim
I am confuse about what is discriminant and when do you use it?
Can anyone give me a good definition of it and when to use it?

3. ## Re: What is the discriminant

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Yes...
I don't have a text book and I can't find my class notes
I used google and got this "The Discriminant of an equation gives an idea of the number of roots and the nature of roots of the equation" but I am confuse about this definition.

I was hoping for someone to give me a good answer about discrimininant that could be easy for me to understand...

4. ## Re: What is the discriminant

Originally Posted by Chaim
Yes...
I don't have a text book and I can't find my class notes
I used google and got this "The Discriminant of an equation gives an idea of the number of roots and the nature of roots of the equation" but I am confuse about this definition.

I was hoping for someone to give me a good answer about discrimininant that could be easy for me to understand...
Disappointing and surprising that Google only gave a single hit. Otherwise you could have read through many more of them and found one that explained it in a way that you understood.

5. ## Re: What is the discriminant

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Disappointing and surprising that Google only gave a single hit. Otherwise you could have read through many more of them and found one that explained it in a way that you understood.
Well, do you think you could explain to me in a way a newbie high schooler could understand?

6. ## Re: What is the discriminant

Originally Posted by Chaim
Well, do you think you could explain to me in a way a newbie high schooler could understand?
Once you have made a genuine effort and exhausted the possibilities mentioned in this thread, someone might. Perhaps it's also worth trying to find your class notes.

7. ## Re: What is the discriminant

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Once you have made a genuine effort and exhausted the possibilities mentioned in this thread, someone might. Perhaps it's also worth trying to find your class notes.