# What is the discriminant of #2x^2− x + 8 = 0# and what does that mean?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 16, 2015

The discriminant of

This tells that there are no Real roots to the given equation.

#### Explanation:

For a quadratic equation in the general form:

the discriminant is:

The discriminant is a component of the general quadratic formula for solving a quadratic equation:

If the discriminant (

then the "solution" requires