How do you find the roots, real and imaginary, of #y=3x^2 +4x+(x -4)^2 # using the quadratic formula?
Convert the given expression into standard form and then apply the quadratic formula.
This should give you the (imaginary) roots
The quadratic formula says that for a quadratic equation in the form:
the roots are given by
To apply this to the given equation:
we must first convert the equation into standard form by expanding
We can now apply the quadratic formula: