A free quadratic equation calculator that shows and explains each step in solving your quadratic equation.

### Notes

What is a quadratic equation? Any function that has the form: ax

^{2} + bx + c = 0, where x is a variable which is not known, and a, b, and c are constants. A and b are referred to as coefficients. Additionally, it is worth noting that a cannot be equal to 0 in the equation ax

^{2}+bx+c=0. If a is equal to 0, then ax

^{2}=0, and the equation becomes 0+bx+c=0, or bx+c=0. The equation bx+c=0 is a linear equation, and not a quadratic equation.

Finding a solution to a quadratic equation may appear daunting, because both x and x

^{2} are unknown. However, there are a number of methods for solving quadratic equations. One of the most widely used is the

quadratic formula. This is the quadratic formula:

When you compute a solution to a quadratic equation, you will always find 2 values for x, called "roots". These roots may both be real numbers or, they may both be complex numbers. Depending on the values of a, b, and c, these two roots may be equal, resulting in one solution for x.

Quadratic equations are important. Quadratic equations are needed to compute answers to many real-world problems. The acceleration of an object as it falls to earth is one example of an application of quadratic equations.

In our equation, a cannot be zero. However, b can be zero, and so can c.

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