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What is a quadratic equation?
January 24, 2011 8:37PM
A quadratic equation is an equation where a quadratic polynomial is equal to zero. It can be written as ax^2+bx+c=0 where a,b,c are the coefficients and x is the variable. A quadratic equation has always two complex solutions for x given by the formula x=-b/2a+sqrt(b^2-4ac)/2a and x=-b/2a-sqrt(b^2-4ac)/2a. Examples of quadratic equations are x^2+x-2=0, 5x^2+6x=0, x^2+1=0 etc.