# How do you find the discriminant and how many solutions does #m^2-8m=-14# have?

##### 1 Answer

May 10, 2015

First, add 14 to both sides to get

This is in standard form like

The discriminant is

Since this is positive, the quadratic has 2 distinct real solutions.

Note that since the discriminant is not a square number, the solutions are not rational, let alone integers.