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QUADRATIC

EQUATIONS
AN INTRODUCTION

In the expression -3x ,


5

What do you call

-3 ?
5
x ?
5

coefficient
variable

degree

Equation
Two expressions set equal to each other

Linear Equation
OR

Quadratic Equation

Quadratic Equation
A second degree polynomial
Can be written in general form
ax2 + bx + c = 0
where a is not equal to zero

GENERAL FORM:

ax + bx + c = 0
2

a quadratic coeffecient
b linear coeffecient
c constant