I know this sounds stupid but I actually need help with this!

in x² + x + 3

why is the discriminant always positive?

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- Oct 14th 2007, 10:24 AMme2612discriminant
**I know this sounds stupid but I actually need help with this!**

**in x² + x + 3**

**why is the discriminant always positive?** - Oct 14th 2007, 10:26 AMJhevon
- Oct 14th 2007, 10:27 AMlordofsheep
- Oct 14th 2007, 10:48 AMme2612
That's why I'm stuck, the question paper definitely says its always positive

- Oct 14th 2007, 10:51 AMJhevon
- Oct 15th 2007, 09:04 AMred_dog
The discriminant is negative, so the

**function**$\displaystyle f(x)=x^2+x+3$ is always positive. - Oct 15th 2007, 09:27 AMKrizalid