# Find the Roots of a Quadratic Equation in C++

Quadratic Equation is nothing but a equation in terms of ax2+bx+c = 0 (where a, b and c are coefficients). The roots of the above equation is

The term `b2-4ac` is referred as the discriminant of a quadratic equation. The discriminant tells the nature of the roots.

• If discriminant is greater than 0, the roots are real and different.
• If discriminant is equal to 0, the roots are real and equal.
• If discriminant is less than 0, the roots are complex and different.

## Find the Roots of a Quadratic Equation in C++

``````#include <iostream>
#include <cmath>
using namespace std;

int main() {

float a, b, c, x1, x2, discriminant, realPart, imaginaryPart;
cout << "Enter coefficients a, b and c: ";
cin >> a >> b >> c;
discriminant = b*b - 4*a*c;

if (discriminant > 0) {
x1 = (-b + sqrt(discriminant)) / (2*a);
x2 = (-b - sqrt(discriminant)) / (2*a);
cout << "Roots are real and different." << endl;
cout << "x1 = " << x1 << endl;
cout << "x2 = " << x2 << endl;
}

else if (discriminant == 0) {
cout << "Roots are real and same." << endl;
x1 = -b/(2*a);
cout << "x1 = x2 =" << x1 << endl;
}

else {
realPart = -b/(2*a);
imaginaryPart =sqrt(-discriminant)/(2*a);
cout << "Roots are complex and different."  << endl;
cout << "x1 = " << realPart << "+" << imaginaryPart << "i" << endl;
cout << "x2 = " << realPart << "-" << imaginaryPart << "i" << endl;
}

return 0;
}``````

If.. else condition iterates to find the roots of a quadratic equation. The real and imaginary parts are calculated using realPart = -b/(2*a); , imaginaryPart =sqrt(-discriminant)/(2*a); functions. If you enter the coefficients then the program displays the roots of the quadratic equation.

`Read Also : Floyd's Triangle in C++`

## Output

``````Enter coefficients a, b and c: 4
5
1
Roots are real and different.
x1 = -0.25
x2 = -1``````