# How do you find the zeros, real and imaginary, of  y=x^2/4+1/2x-5/4  using the quadratic formula?

Feb 21, 2017

$x = - 1 \pm 2 i$
$y = \frac{1}{4} {x}^{2} + \frac{1}{2} x - \frac{5}{4}$
x=(-0.5+-sqrt(0.5^2-4(0.25)(1.25)))/(2(0.25)
$x = \frac{- 0.5 \pm \text{i}}{0.5} = - 1 \pm 2 i$