# What is true about the solutions of a quadratic equation when the radicand in the quadratic formula is negative?

##### 1 Answer

When the radicand in the quadratic formula (the discriminant **Complex** solutions.

These are solutions where appear the imaginary unit

Consider the following example:

The quadratic formula gave you:

Ok it is kind of cheating but it works!

You can now overcome the problem of the negative square root and write the two solutions as:

Hope it helps!