A free quadratic equation calculator that shows and explains each step in solving your quadratic equation.
A quadratic equation is any function that has the form:
+ bx + c = 0,
where x is unknown. A, b, and c are constants. The constants a and b, are referred to as coefficients. It is worth noting that a cannot be 0.
Solving a linear equation is rather basic. Solving a quadratic equation requires more work. Fortunately, there are a number of methods for solving quadratic equations. One of the most widely used is the quadratic formula
. The quadratic formula is:
Since there are always 2 solutions to a square root (one negative, one positive), solving the quadratic equation results in 2 values for x. The two solutions for x (which may be positive or negative, real or complex) are called roots. Under extraordinary circumstances, these two roots may be equal, resulting in one solution for x.
Quadratic equations are an important part of mathematics. Quadratic equations are needed to compute answers in many real-world fields, including engineering, pharmacokinetics and architecture.
The term "quadratic" comes from the Latin word quadratum,
which means "square." Why? Because what defines a quadratic equation is the inclusion of some variable squared. In our equation above, the term x2
(x squared) is what makes this equation quadratic.
We this quadratic equation solver is useful to you. We encourage you to plug in different values for a, b, and c. But, if you just want to use it to calculate the answers to your quadratic equations, that's cool too. Thank you for using Quadratic-Equation-Calculator.com.
for a random example of a quadratic equation.