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Factoring a quadratic 2012-03-13
From Makell:
X^2 + 32x + 220 = 0
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is so important about quadratics? 2008-11-29
From zoe:
what is so important about quadratics?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Using FOIL for (2x - 6)^2 2007-05-18
From TONI:
I am having a problem finding examples of how to solve (2x-6)^2.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Quadratics 2005-01-05
From Usman:
Hi, in my Grade 11 Functions math class we have been assigned the task of finding jobs and careers related to quadratics, I have done many searches but have been unsuccessful, then I saw your website and e-mailed. I also have to use an example of a math problem that the job uses, then solve it, this will all compile on bristol board for a presentation. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me some links and references of sources that refer to this subject.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Solving quadratics 2004-11-20
From Aaron:
Can you solve the following equation (quote the value of x,y and t to 3 sig figs)

((i have changed figures so that i can work through my own example))

x2 + x - 6 = 0

5y2 +19y = 3 10cos2 t + 3cos t = 4

Answered by Penny Nom.
Factoring 2004-11-09
From Rise:
Q1: a2 + 5a + 6

I didn't really understand the purpose of the teacher's steps, but was able to get my daughter to find factors of 6 and then add them together to find which resulted in the sum of 5.

Unfortunately, this problem-solving technique did not help us to solve for the more complex problems as follows:

Q2: 9a3 - 24a2 + 12a

Answered by Penny Nom.
Factoring 2004-07-28
From Nicole:
Can 4x2 + 19x + 12 be factored? i have tried but i cannot figure it out. Is there a way to find out if it cannot be factored before i try to work out the problem?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two intersecting graphs 2003-04-23
From Patty:

a) graph the equation

x2 - y - 4 = 0

x2 + y2 = 9
on the same set of coordinate axes.

I did not have a problem with this.

The problem is part (b) of the question ask: Find all solutions of the system in part (a) algebraically. Express answers in decimal form, accurate to two decimal places.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Quadratics 2001-05-16
From John:
I am in the final stages of a math project and I need to interview an expert for the last part. Please try to answer at least a few of these questions.
  1. How do you use quadratic equations in your everyday life?
  2. Do you find being a math expert very helpful in life?
  3. Is the quadratic equation useful to you?
  4. Why did you decide to become a math expert?
  5. What do you think is the most important function of the quadratic equation?

Answered by Harley Weston.
The solutions of a quadratic 2001-01-30
From A student:
  1. Show that the product of the solutions of ax2 + bx + c = 0 is c/a.

  2. For each equation under the given condition, (a) find k and
    (b) find the other solution.
    kx2 - 2x + k = 0; one solution is -3

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two conics 1999-12-07
From Quinn:
I know the formula to find the axis of symmetry of a conic section (I'm not sure what shape - circle for the first one??) is (-D/2A,-E/2C) but I obviously don't get how to calculate it, because when I check the answer it's wrong, but I'm so close!! For the following equations my teacher suggested to "divide the x term coefficient, D, by the x squared term coefficient before...do the same for y."

Answered by Penny Nom.

Two Quadratics 1999-10-08
From Jason On:
Solve the following equations,expressing solutions in the form p + iq.
  1. sqr(x) + 2x - 1 = 0,
  2. sqr(x) + 2x - 3 = 0.

Answered by Harley Weston.
The Quadratic Formula 1999-01-22
From Eric Morgan:
Hi my name is Eric Morgan and I m in 8th Grade honors math (middle) and I'd like to know how to prove the quadratic formula -bħsqrt of b(a)(c)over 2(a)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Solving Quadratics 1998-07-16
From Fred Goodrich:
I need a step by step lesson on solving quadratic equations.

Thank you,
Answered by Penny Nom.

Polynomials 1997-10-07
From Sheryl and Jeff:
I'm a math teacher in Jerusalem, Israel.

I'm teaching about graphing polynomial functions in a pre-calc class. A student asked me what they're good for. I couldn't give her a good example. Do you have one. Thanks.
Answered by Penny Nom.




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