# How to use the discriminant to find out what type of solutions the equation has for #2x^2 = 0#?

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May 21, 2015

The discriminant is:

When

In this case

May 21, 2015

The discriminant for a parabolic equation of the form

is

can be re-written in the form

and the discriminant becomes

which implies

there is 1 Real solution.