IN MATH: 1. n. the equation
which states the roots of the quadratic equation . By substituting a particular equation's values of a, b, and c, the roots may be computed. EX. Solve using the quadratic formula.
Though normally just used to assist in finding the roots, the b/(2a) part of the quadratic equation may also be used to find the axis of symmetry.

IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above.
APPLICATION: See list 320.
5. Research DISCRIMINANT. Comment on this part of the quadratic formula. Discuss its effects on a solution.
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