The C++ program to solve quadratic equations in standard form is a simple program based on the quadratic formula. Given the coefficients as input, it will solve the equation and output the roots of the equation.

This is a simple program is intended for intermediate level C++ programmers.

The program is compiled using Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2 version installed on a Windows 7 64-bit PC. You may try other standard C compilers and the program will still work if you use the correct C libraries.

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## Problem Definition

In this program, we solve the quadratic equation using the formula

When

Where **a, b** and **c** are coefficient of the equation which is in the standard form.

**How to compute?**

The steps to compute the quadratic equation is given below.

**Step1:**

The program request the input coefficient values **a, b** and **c**. When the user input the values, it will compute two terms **t1** and **t3** and an intermediate term **t2.**

`t1 = -1 * b`

**Step2:**

The function `term2 ()`

is called in step 2 and returned value of function is assigned to `t2`

. The` term2 ()`

function receives the coefficient values – a, b, c and compute the value for `t2.`

`t2 = term2(a, b, c);`

The `term ()`

function returns and assign value of `b`

to^{2} – 4ac` t2`

and it is useful in understanding the root of the quadratic equation.

For example,

*If (t2 < 0), then the roots are not real*

*If (t2 == 0) then, there is exactly one root value.*

*If (t2 > 0) then there are two root values.*

The above condition is checked and printed with output values. Now we need to compute the roots and display the output values.

**Step3:**

A term `t3`

is assigned value after taking square root of `t2.`

`t3 = sqrt (t2);`

**Step4:**

Finally, we have **t1** and **t3** to compute two roots of a quadratic equation.

```
root1 = (t1 + t3)/ 2 * a;
root2 = (t1 + t3)/ 2 * a;
```

Then `root1`

and `root`

are calculated and printed immediately.

## Flowchart – Program for Quadratic Equations

To understand flow of logic of this program, see the flowchart below.

## Program Code – Program for Quadratic Equation

```
/* C Program to solve a quadratic equation - Ax^2 + Bx + C = 0 using the formula
X1= -b + sqrt (b^2 – 4 * a * c)/ (2 * a) and X2 = -b - sqrt (b^2 – 4 * a * c)/ (2* a) */
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <iostream.h>
#include <cmath.h>
using namespace std;
int main ()
{
/* function quadratic */
int term2 (int a, int b, int c);
/* coefficients a, b, c */
int a, b, c;
float root1, root2, t1, t2, t3;
root1 = root2 = 0.0;
cout << "\n\n\n\n\n\n";
cout << "\t\t\t\tPlease enter coefficients:" << endl;
cout << "\t\t\t\tA="; cin >> a;
cout << "\t\t\t\tB="; cin >> b;
cout << "\t\t\t\tC="; cin >> c;
cout << "\t\t\t\tA=" << " " << a;
cout << "\tB=" << " " << b;
cout << "\tC=" << " " << c << endl;
cout << endl;
t1 = -1 * b;
t2 = term2 (a, b, c);
t3 = sqrt (t2);
root1 = (t1 + t3)/ (2 * a);
root2 = (t1 - t3)/ (2 * a);
cout << "\t\t\t\tRoot-1 =" << " " << root1 << endl;
cout << "\t\t\t\tRoot-2 =" << " " << root2 << endl;
getch ();
return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}
int term2 (int x, int y, int z)
{
int p = y * y;
int q = 4 * x * z;
int r = p - q;
if (r < 0)
cout << "\t\t\t\tThere is no real root." << endl;
if (r == 0)
cout << "\t\t\t\tThere is only one real root." << endl; if (r > 0)
cout << "\t\t\t\tThere are two real roots." << endl;
return r;
}
```

## Output

The output of the above program is given below.