# How do you find the zeros, real and imaginary, of #y=3x^2+17x-3# using the quadratic formula?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 12, 2016

The quadratic has 2 real roots at

#### Explanation:

To begin, we must put our quadratic in the standard form (which is it already) and set

The quadratic formula uses the form:

where a,b, and c can be gotten from the equation above. The roots are given by:

If the roots are complex, we will get a negative number under the square root. In our case the roots are given by: