# Can you find a discriminant for a linear equation?

Oct 26, 2014

Yes, I would say so. If you thought of a linear function as $y = 0 {x}^{2} + b x + c$, then the discriminant would be

$D = {b}^{2} - 4 \cdot 0 \cdot c = {b}^{2}$,

which might not give you much useful information.

I hope that this was helpful.