# The discriminant of a quadratic equation is -5. Which answer describes the number and type of solutions of the equation: 1 complex solution 2 real solutions 2 complex solutions 1 real solution?

##### 1 Answer

Your quadratic equation has

#### Explanation:

The discriminant of a quadratic equation can only give us information about an equation of the form:

Because the highest degree of this polynomial is 2, it must have no more than 2 solutions.

The discriminant is simply the stuff *underneath* the square root symbol (

If the discriminant,

Therefore, your quadratic equation must have