# What is the discriminant of #-20x^2+3x-1=0# and what does that mean?

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see below

#### Explanation:

We know,for an equation of the form,

the discriminant

Thus,comparing the given equation with the standard form, we get

Whenever the

Meaning of the Discriminant D

#### Explanation:

To fully understand the meaning of D, you may read the math article, titled :"Solving quadratic equation by the quadratic formula in graphic form", on Socratic Search, or Google.

The improved formula, that gives the 2 values of x, is:

where

In this formula,

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In the above example,