 IN MATH: 1. n. the equation which states the roots of the quadratic equation . By substituting a particular equation's values of a, b, and c, the roots may be computed. EX. Solve using the quadratic formula.

Though normally just used to assist in finding the roots, the -b/(2a) part of the quadratic equation may also be used to find the axis of symmetry.  See: Quadratic Equation - this page computes using the formula, & the discriminant A Family of Quadratics y = ax2 + bx + c Squaring, y = x2, y = x ·x What's a Function? - Index on topics like "How Functions Are Composed or Created", "Polynomial & Rational Functions" - Function and Relation Library - Many functions w/their features & graphs EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT QUADRATICS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK Vocabulary - parabolas, quadratics Resources - Quadratic Equations, Formula, & The Discriminant

IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above.

APPLICATION: See list 320.

Solve using the quadratic formula:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Research DISCRIMINANT. Comment on this part of the quadratic formula. Discuss its effects on a solution.  This is a page from the dictionary MATH SPOKEN HERE!, published in 1995 by MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS, inc., ISBN: 0-9623593-5-1.   You are hereby granted permission to make ONE printed copy of this page and its picture(s) for your PERSONAL and not-for-profit use.