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## #26 2014-10-27 19:41:55

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

No.

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## #27 2014-10-27 20:04:09

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

What is 1*x^2 = ?

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## #28 2014-10-27 20:06:04

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

x^2

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## #29 2014-10-27 20:07:48

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

Can we say that the coefficient of x^2 in x^2 is 1, then?

Last edited by Agnishom (2014-10-27 20:08:07)

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## #30 2014-10-27 20:08:19

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

Yes.

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## #31 2014-10-27 20:10:53

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

Agnishom wrote:

Well, it is.

Is x^2+5x+6 of that form?

Compare x^2+5x+6 with the ax^2 + bx + c form?

What is the value of a, b and c in this case?

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## #32 2014-10-27 20:22:48

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

a = 1, b  = 5, c = 6

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## #33 2014-10-27 20:26:00

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

Agnishom wrote:

Okay let me write down the formula here!

What is the value of a,b and c in this equation: x^2 +5x+6 =0?

Now plug the values in these two formulae and simplify.

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## #34 2014-10-27 20:31:43

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

Show me

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## #35 2014-10-27 20:34:45

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

Use the two formulae and substitute a=1, b=5, c =6 in them

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## #36 2014-10-27 20:39:11

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

Got -2 and -3?

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## #37 2014-10-27 20:42:19

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

That is very good!

Please try solving the same equation as taught in school by hand. Do your answers match?

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## #38 2014-10-27 20:45:49

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

I don't know how to solve it...

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## #39 2014-10-27 20:50:14

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

How do you do it in school then?

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## #40 2014-10-27 21:20:34

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

I don't know, maybe you could show me.

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## #41 2014-10-28 00:26:47

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

One way to solve a quadratic equation is to use the formulae I gave you.

Can you middle-term factorise a quadratic polynomial?

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## #42 2016-12-03 22:22:33

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### Re: Quadratic Equations

David, I recommend you to read every topic on quadratic equations from mathisfun.com. I see you don't know about it. It is very much required in mathematics. Please do it quickly.

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