Chapter 2 : Quadratic expressions and Equations
2.1 Quadratic expressions * Identifying quadratic expressions
1. A quadratic expression in the form ax
+bx+c,wherea,b and c are constants,a≠0 and × is
an unknown. For example: (a) 3x2 - 4x + 5 (b) 2x2 + 6x (c) x2-9 2.In a quadratic expression:
there is only one unknown
the highest power of the unknown is 2
* Forming quadratic expressions by multiplying two linear expressions
1. When two linear expressions with the same unknown are multiplied,the product is a quadratic expression. 2. The multiplication process is known as expansion
* Forming quadratic expressions based on specific situations
To form quadratic expressions based on specific situations : 1.Choose a letter to represent the unknown.2.Form a quadratic expressions based on the information given.
2.2 Factorisation of quadratic expressions *Factorising quadratic expressions of the form ax
+ bx + c,where b =0 or c =0
1.When b = 0, ax
+ c can be factorised by finding the highest common factor (HCF) of the coefficients a and c.