As a teen, Randy had painted a submarine, an elevator door and the quadratic equation on the walls of his childhood bedroom.
All I ask is to live simply and sensibly, but instead of that my existence is transformed into a quadratic equation.
quadratic equation, an equation involving the square of the unknown quantity.
An advantage gained was that every quadratic equation, and not some quadratics only, could be spoken of as having two roots.
The ordinary schoolboy would correctly treat this as a quadratic equation.