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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For the general quartic:

You never see the 4 roots of a quartic given in terms of its coefficients. Here it is:

The roots now are:

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It seems impractical to remember it, but it is a nice formula..

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is for reference only. There are numerical means that are superior. I just had fun with the derivation.

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**n872yt3r****Member**- Registered: 2013-01-21
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Quartic formula? I thought it was a quadratic formula. Or are they different?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Quartic formula is very different, see post #1.

The quadratic formula solves quadratics, the quartic, quartics.

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**n872yt3r****Member**- Registered: 2013-01-21
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Yup. That is way out of the range.

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