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Complex Roots: A Graphical Solution

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

In this activity, you will explore the relationship between the complex roots of a quadratic equation and the related parabola's graph.

Before the Activity

Prior knowledge of how to graph complex numbers of the form a + bi by using the x-axis as the real axis for a and the y-axis as the imaginary axis for bi is necessary.