# If the discriminant of a quadratic equation is negative, which of the following is true of the equation?

We will use the concept of Sridharacharya's formula in order to find out the required answer.

## Answer: If the discriminant of a quadratic is negative, then the equation will have imaginary roots.

Let us see how we will use the concept of Sridharacharya's formula in order to find out the required answer.

**Explanation**:

Let us consider a quadratic equation of the form of ax^{2} + bx + c.

According to Sridharacharya's formula, roots of the quadratic equation will be given as,

x = [-b ± **√** ( b^{2} - 4ac)] / 2a

The discriminant of the quadratic equation is given as D = b^{2} - 4ac.

We can see that if D < 0, then x becomes an imaginary value.