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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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No.

Meaningless, meaningless, Everything is meaningless! - Ecclesiastes 1:2

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What is 1*x^2 = ?

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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x^2

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Can we say that the coefficient of x^2 in x^2 is 1, then?

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes.

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Agnishom wrote:

Well, it is.

Is x^2+5x+6 of that form?

Compare x^2+5x+6 with the ax^2 + bx + c form?

What is the value of a, b and c in this case?

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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a = 1, b = 5, c = 6

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Agnishom wrote:

Okay let me write down the formula here!

What is the value of a,b and c in this equation: x^2 +5x+6 =0?

Now plug the values in these two formulae and simplify.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Use the two formulae and substitute a=1, b=5, c =6 in them

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Got -2 and -3?

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That is very good!

Please try solving the same equation as taught in school by hand. Do your answers match?

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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I don't know how to solve it...

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How do you do it in school then?

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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I don't know, maybe you could show me.

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One way to solve a quadratic equation is to use the formulae I gave you.

Can you middle-term factorise a quadratic polynomial?

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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David, I recommend you to read every topic on quadratic equations from mathisfun.com. I see you don't know about it. It is very much required in mathematics. Please do it quickly.

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