# How do you find the value of the discriminant and determine the nature of the roots #8b^2-6b+3=5b^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 19, 2016

The nature of the 'roots' is that 'they' both have the same value. Some people refer to this as duplicity.

In effect, there is only one root.

#### Explanation:

Given:

Subtract

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To avoid confusion let

Then we have:

Compare to

Where

The discriminant is:

When the discriminant is 0 it means that the x-axis is tangential to the curve at the maximum/minimum point.

The there is a single value solution.