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# Symbolic algebra

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# Input equation, which you want to solve#

Parameters of the ax^{2} + bx + c = 0 equation | ||

Coefficient a (just before x ^{2}) | ||

Coefficient b (just before x) | ||

Free parameter c | ||

Unknown variable (the variable, which we're searching for) |

# The solution of your equation#

The equation you entered | ||

Show source$2~x^{2}+5~x-8 = 0$ | ||

The solution of the equation | ||

Show source$x \in \left\{\frac{-5}{4}-\frac{\sqrt{89}}{4}, \frac{-5}{4}+\frac{\sqrt{89}}{4}\right\}$ |

# The solution step-by-step#

I. We calculatate discriminant of the quadratic equation $\Delta$:

$\begin{aligned}\Delta& = 5^{2}-4 \cdot 2 \cdot -8 = 25-4 \cdot 2 \cdot -8 = 25+8 \cdot 4 \cdot 2 = 25+32 \cdot 2 = 25+64 = 89\end{aligned}$

II. Delta is positive (Δ > 0), so equation has two solutions (roots).

The first solution is::

$\begin{aligned}x_1& = \frac{-5-\sqrt{89}}{2 \cdot 2} = \frac{-5-\sqrt{89}}{4} = \frac{-5}{4}-\frac{\sqrt{89}}{4}\end{aligned}$The second solution is::

$\begin{aligned}x_2& = \frac{-5+\sqrt{89}}{2 \cdot 2} = \frac{-5+\sqrt{89}}{4} = \frac{-5}{4}+\frac{\sqrt{89}}{4}\end{aligned}$

$\begin{aligned}\Delta& = 5^{2}-4 \cdot 2 \cdot -8 = 25-4 \cdot 2 \cdot -8 = 25+8 \cdot 4 \cdot 2 = 25+32 \cdot 2 = 25+64 = 89\end{aligned}$

II. Delta is positive (Δ > 0), so equation has two solutions (roots).

The first solution is::

$\begin{aligned}x_1& = \frac{-5-\sqrt{89}}{2 \cdot 2} = \frac{-5-\sqrt{89}}{4} = \frac{-5}{4}-\frac{\sqrt{89}}{4}\end{aligned}$The second solution is::

$\begin{aligned}x_2& = \frac{-5+\sqrt{89}}{2 \cdot 2} = \frac{-5+\sqrt{89}}{4} = \frac{-5}{4}+\frac{\sqrt{89}}{4}\end{aligned}$

# Some facts#

**The quadratic equation**is an equation that can be presented in the form:

$a~x^2 + b~x + c = 0$where:

**a**,**b**,**c**- constant parameters, these are numbers that we**know**,

**x**-**unknown**variable, it's a number, which we**search**for.

- Quadratic equation can have
**one solution**,**two solutions**or**do not have solutions**. - The universal method of solving quadratic equations uses discriminant of the quadratic polynomial (so-called delta):

$\Delta=b^{2}-4~a \cdot c$ - When we calculate the discriminant, three scenarios are possible:

**discriminant is positive**(Δ > 0) - equation has**two different solutions**(two different roots):

$x_1=\frac{-b-\sqrt{\Delta}}{2~a}$$x_2=\frac{-b+\sqrt{\Delta}}{2~a}$**discriminant is zero**(Δ = 0) - equation has exactly**one solution**(so-called double root):

$h=\frac{-b}{2~a}$**discriminant is negative**(Δ < 0) - equation has**no solutions**(so-called contradictory equation).

# See also#

If you are interested in solving mathematical equations, check out our other calculators:

- Linear equation solver - see how to solve a
**linear equation**in the form $ax + b = 0$ step by step, - Quadratic equation solver - see how to solve
**quadratic equation**in the form $ax ^ 2 + bx + c = 0$ using the so-called delta scheme, - General equation solver - if you don't know which solving method should be applied to your equation, just give us the left and right side and we will try to solve it for you.

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