Here is an example of finding the type of roots using the discriminant. Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First understand the discriminant is part of the quadratic formula- the part inside the square root

2. The purpose of the discriminant is to indicate what type of roots a quadratic equations has; i.e. real or imaginary solutions

3. When the discriminant is a positive number the roots are real, negative the roots are imaginary and zero the solution is a double root

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps

2. be very neat

3. use pencil not pen

4. review your work as your go

5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations