#### Finding roots of an equation

## What are the roots of an equation?

The roots of a function are the x-intercepts. By definition, the y-coordinate of points lying on the x-axis is zero. Therefore, to find the roots of a quadratic function, we set f (x) = 0, and solve the equation, ax^{2} + bx + c = 0.

## What is the formula for equal roots?

For an equation ax^{2}+bx+c = 0, b^{2}-4ac is called the discriminant and helps in determining the nature of the roots of a quadratic equation. If b^{2}-4ac > 0, the roots are real and distinct. If b^{2}-4ac = 0, the roots are real and equal. If b^{2}-4ac < 0, the roots are not real (they are complex).

## How do you find the roots of an equation by factoring?

Since the roots of a function are the points at which y = 0, we can find the roots of y = ax^{2} + bx + c = 0 by factoring ax^{2} + bx + c = 0 and solving for x. We can also find the roots of y = ax^{2} + bx + c = 0 using the quadratic formula, and we can find the number of roots using the discriminant.

## Are roots and zeros the same?

A zero is of a function. A root is of an equation. But, when the equation only has numbers and one variable, the ONLY appropriate term is roots. However, when looking at just a polynomial (no equation) then either term is appropriate, because they both imply making the polynomial equal to zero first.

## What is root math example?

A square root of a number is a value that, when multiplied by itself, gives the number. Example: 4 × 4 = 16, so a square root of 16 is 4. Note that (−4) × (−4) = 16 too, so −4 is also a square root of 16. The symbol is √ which always means the positive square root. Example: √36 = 6 (because 6 x 6 = 36)

## What is the sum of roots?

The sum of the roots of a quadratic equation is equal to the negation of the coefficient of the second term, divided by the leading coefficient. The product of the roots of a quadratic equation is equal to the constant term (the third term), The roots will be represented as r_{1} and r_{2}.

## What are two equal roots?

When solving a quadratic equation for which the discriminant is zero (ie. b2−4ac=0) we say there are “two real and equal roots”.

## Are there two distinct real roots?

It use it to ‘discriminate’ between the roots (or solutions) of a quadratic equation. If the discriminant is greater than zero, this means that the quadratic equation has two real, distinct (different) roots. If the discriminant is equal to zero, this means that the quadratic equation has two real, identical roots.

## Is Root 2 a polynomial?

The square root of 2 is a number. A polynomial is an expression in a variably, x, consisting of sums of multiples of non-negative powers of x. Root 2 is not a polynomial .

## How do you find all roots of a polynomial?

The Rational Zeros Theorem states: If P(x) is a polynomial with integer coefficients and if is a zero of P(x) (P( ) = 0), then p is a factor of the constant term of P(x) and q is a factor of the leading coefficient of P(x). We can use the Rational Zeros Theorem to find all the rational zeros of a polynomial.

## What is the rational root theorem equation?

The theorem states that each rational solution x = ^{p}⁄_{q}, written in lowest terms so that p and q are relatively prime, satisfies: p is an integer factor of the constant term a_{}, and.

## How do you solve system of equations?

Here’s how it goes:Step 1: Solve one of the equations for one of the variables. Let’s solve the first equation for y: Step 2: Substitute that equation into the other equation, and solve for x. Step 3: Substitute x = 4 x = 4 x=4 into one of the original equations, and solve for y.