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i have very little information in my math book on the following questions. can you either tell me the answer or a link where i can find my own answer. thanks
How do you know if a quadratic equation will have one, two, or no solutions?
How do you find a quadratic equation if you are only given the solution?

algebra 
Henry,
1. b^2 < 4ac: 2 imaginary solutions.
b^2 = 4ac: 1 real solution.
b^2 > 4ac: 2 real soutions.
2. Let's take a given Eq and solution
sets and use the solutions to derive the Eq.
Eq: y = 2x^2 + 5x + 2.
Solution set: x = 1/2, and x = 2.
x = 1/2,
x + 1/2 = 0.
x = 2,
x + 2 = 0.
(x + 1/2) (x + 2) = 0,
Multiply the 2 binomials:
x^2 + 2x + x/2 + 1 = 0,
x^2 + 5x/2 + 1 = 0,
Multiply both sides by 2 to eliminate the fraction and get:
2x^2 + 5x + 2 = 0.
The derived Eq is equivalent to the
given Eq.