Solve the quadratic:

n^{2}-3n-4 = 0

a = 1, b = -3, c = -4

n = | -b ± √b^{2} - 4ac |

2a |

-b = -(-3)

-b = 3

Δ = b^{2} - 4ac:

Δ = -3^{2} - 4 x 1 x -4

Δ = 9 - -16

Δ = 25 <--- Discriminant

Since Δ > 0, we expect two real roots.

√Δ = √(25)

√Δ = 5

Numerator 1 = -b + √Δ

Numerator 1 = 3 + 5

Numerator 1 = 8

Numerator 2 = -b - √Δ

Numerator 2 = 3 - 5

Numerator 2 = -2

Denominator = 2 * a

Denominator = 2 * 1

Denominator = 2

Solution 1 = | Numerator 1 |

Denominator |

Solution 1 = | 8 |

2 |

Solution 1 = 4

Solution 2 = | Numerator 2 |

Denominator |

Solution 2 = | -2 |

2 |

Solution 2 = -1

(Solution 1, Solution 2) = (4, -1)

(4)^{2} - 3(4) - 4 ? 0

(16) - 124 ? 0

16 - 124 ? 0

0 = 0

(-1)^{2} - 3(-1) - 4 ? 0

(1) + 34 ? 0

1 + 34 ? 0

0 = 0

(Solution 1, Solution 2) = (4, -1)

(Solution 1, Solution 2) = (4, -1)

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* Solve using the quadratic formula and the discriminant Δ

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* Y-Intercept

* Vertex (h,k) of the parabola formed by the quadratic where h is the Axis of Symmetry as well as the vertex form of the equation a(h - h)

* Concavity of the parabola formed by the quadratic

* Using the Rational Root Theorem (Rational Zero Theorem), the calculator will determine potential roots which can then be tested against the synthetic calculator.

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