Algebraics – Support
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1. One should be able to get a GCF [greatest common factor] of more than 2 numbers. Good attempt...thank you for creating something like this.
Thanks for the suggestion! Version 1.2 can now factor and calculate GCF & LCM (lowest common multiple) for up to 10 numbers.
2. What is the Δ symbol mean when calculating roots?
Δ represents the discriminant, which gives information about a polynomial’s roots.
For quadratics, Δ = b² - 4ac. If Δ > 0, two distinct real roots (solutions) exist. If Δ < 0, two distinct complex roots exist. Each of the complex roots have the same real component and opposite imaginary components. If Δ = 0, a single real root exists that is repeated (x₁ = x₂).
For cubics, Δ = b²c² - 4ac³ - 4b³d - 27a²d² + 18abcd. If Δ > 0, three distinct real roots exist. If Δ < 0, there is one real root and two distinct complex roots exist. Each of the complex roots have the same real component and opposite imaginary components. If Δ = 0, all roots are real and at least two are the same.