# Exploring Roots

### Assignment 3

### Erin Horst

Consider the equation

Task: Explore the graphs in the xb plane.

Let us begin by considering the equation

Now, to explore graphs in the xb plane, consider the following
graph in which the above equation is in relation to the xb plane.

From the graph, notice the shape of the curve of the equation
in the xb plane. What does this graph tell us about our equation?

Consider the graph when we include the line b=2.

It can be seen from the graph that when we include the line
b=2 that the line represents the real roots of our original quadratic
equation. We can conclude that when b>2 or b=2 that we will
have real roots. Additionally, when -2<b<2, we will have
non real roots for our quadratic equation.

Using our above graph, let us consider instances when c is
-1 versus 1.

Similar to our graph when c=1, for c=-1 we are still able to
see the roots of our quadratic equation. However, when c=-1, we
can see that for any value of b we will have real roots.

Let us explore this further by examining our quadratic for
various values of c. From our movie below we can see where are
roots are for -10<c<10.

Now, isn't that something!

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