an equation in the form of a polynomial having a finite number of terms and equated to zero, as 2x3 + 4x2 − x + 7 = 0.
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Though one of the least-used letters, X has a remarkable way of getting attention. We’ve already looked at the varied uses of X: Gen X, Xbox, XOXO, the X chromosome. British dramatist Ben Jonson wanted to remove the 24th letter from the alphabet, saying, that x “is rather an abbreviation, or way of short writing, than a letter: for it hath the sound of c and s, or k and s.” …
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