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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For the general quartic:

You never see the 4 roots of a quartic given in terms of its coefficients. Here it is:

The roots now are:

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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It seems impractical to remember it, but it is a nice formula..

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is for reference only. There are numerical means that are superior. I just had fun with the derivation.

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**n872yt3r****Member**- Registered: 2013-01-21
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Quartic formula? I thought it was a quadratic formula. Or are they different?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Quartic formula is very different, see post #1.

The quadratic formula solves quadratics, the quartic, quartics.

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**n872yt3r****Member**- Registered: 2013-01-21
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Yup. That is way out of the range.

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**DeanPemberton****Member**- From: USA
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The formula is very nice, once we start solving the question by using the above formula, then we can easily remember the above formula. Not too difficult to remember the above formula.

It is not easy to remember all this formula, few formula we can remember because there are some formulas which are like some basic formulas which we can use sometimes.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

You are not required to memorize it. You can always look it up if necessary. Also, there are other methods to get roots that are more amenable to computation, these should be used when possible.

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