# How do you find the discriminant and how many solutions does -3p^2 + 17p =20 have?

Compare with $a {x}^{2} + b x + c = 0$ and determine a= -3, b= 17 and c= -20. The discriminant is ${b}^{2} - 4 a c$. Plug in the values, the discriminant would be = 289-240=49.