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quadratic equation
Word Origin
noun
Mathematics
.
an equation containing a single variable of degree 2. Its general form is
ax
2
+
bx
+
c
= 0, where
x
is the variable and
a, b,
and
c
are constants (
a
≠ 0).
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Origin of
quadratic equation
First recorded in
1680–90
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