# Quadratic Formula Calculator

TLDRThis tutorial demonstrates how to use the quadratic formula calculator to solve equations of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0. The example x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0 is used to illustrate the process, showing that the calculator outputs x = -1 or x = -3. The script explains the quadratic formula, x = (-b ± √(b^2 - 4ac)) / (2a), and guides through identifying coefficients a, b, and c from the equation. It then manually calculates the roots, emphasizing the importance of understanding the formula for solving quadratic equations.

### Takeaways

- 🔢 The quadratic formula is used to solve equations in the form of ax^2 + bx + c = 0.
- ⌨️ To use the calculator, input the equation x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0 and it will provide the solutions x = -1 or x = -3.
- 📝 The formula is X = (-b ± √(b^2 - 4ac)) / (2a), where a, b, and c are coefficients from the equation.
- 🔍 In the example, a = 1 (the coefficient of x^2), b = 4, and c = 3.
- 🧮 Substitute the values of a, b, and c into the formula to get X = (-4 ± √(4^2 - 4*1*3)) / (2*1).
- 📉 Calculate the discriminant (b^2 - 4ac) which is 16 - 12 = 4 in this case.
- 📐 The square root of the discriminant is √4, which equals 2.
- 📈 The two possible solutions for X are (-4 + 2) / 2 and (-4 - 2) / 2, resulting in X = -1 or X = -3.
- 📘 The plus-minus symbol in the formula indicates that there are two solutions, one with addition and one with subtraction.
- 📑 The quadratic formula is a powerful tool for finding the roots of quadratic equations.

### Q & A

### What is the quadratic formula used for?

-The quadratic formula is used to solve quadratic equations of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0.

### How do you identify the values of a, b, and c in the quadratic formula?

-In the quadratic formula, a is the coefficient of x^2, b is the coefficient of x, and c is the constant term.

### What does the quadratic formula look like?

-The quadratic formula is X = (-b ± √(b^2 - 4ac)) / (2a).

### What is the discriminant in the quadratic formula?

-The discriminant in the quadratic formula is the expression b^2 - 4ac, which determines the nature of the roots of the quadratic equation.

### How many solutions does a quadratic equation have?

-A quadratic equation can have two distinct real solutions, one real solution (repeated), or two complex solutions depending on the discriminant.

### What does the 'plus or minus' in the quadratic formula represent?

-The 'plus or minus' in the quadratic formula represents the two possible solutions for x, one using addition and the other using subtraction.

### How do you calculate the square root part of the quadratic formula?

-To calculate the square root part of the quadratic formula, you take the square root of the discriminant (b^2 - 4ac).

### What is the significance of the discriminant being greater than, equal to, or less than zero?

-If the discriminant is greater than zero, there are two real solutions. If it's equal to zero, there is one real solution. If it's less than zero, there are two complex solutions.

### Can you provide an example of how to use the quadratic formula with the equation x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0?

-For the equation x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0, a = 1, b = 4, and c = 3. Plugging these into the quadratic formula gives x = (-4 ± √(4^2 - 4*1*3)) / (2*1), which simplifies to x = -1 or x = -3.

### What happens if the discriminant is zero?

-If the discriminant is zero, the quadratic equation has exactly one real solution (a repeated root).

### How do you interpret the solutions -1 and -3 for the equation x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0?

-The solutions -1 and -3 are the x-values where the parabola represented by the equation x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0 intersects the x-axis.

### Outlines

### 📘 Introduction to the Quadratic Formula

The speaker begins by welcoming the audience and introducing the topic of using the quadratic formula to solve a quadratic equation. They provide an example equation, x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0, and demonstrate how to input this into a calculator to find the solutions, which are x = -1 and x = -3. The speaker then explains the quadratic formula, x = -b ± sqrt(b^2 - 4ac) / 2a, and how to identify the coefficients a, b, and c from the equation. They detail the process of substituting these coefficients into the formula and simplifying to find the solutions.

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### Keywords

### 💡Quadratic Formula

### 💡Calculator

### 💡Equation

### 💡Coefficients

### 💡Square Root

### 💡Discriminant

### 💡Roots

### 💡Plus or Minus

### 💡Simplification

### 💡Solution

### Highlights

Introduction to the quadratic formula calculator.

Demonstration of solving x^2 + 4x + 3 = 0 using the calculator.

Explanation of the calculator's output: X = -1 or X = -3.

Manual walkthrough of the quadratic formula.

Description of the quadratic formula: X = (-B ± √(B^2 - 4AC)) / (2A).

Identification of coefficients a, b, and c in the equation.

Explanation of 'a' as the coefficient of x^2.

Identification of 'b' as the coefficient of x.

Identification of 'c' as the constant term.

Substitution of a, b, and c into the quadratic formula.

Calculation of the discriminant (B^2 - 4AC).

Simplification of the square root term under the radical.

Final calculation of X values using the plus and minus signs.

Result of X = -1 from the plus operation.

Result of X = -3 from the minus operation.