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Imaginary and Complex Numbers
It's finally come to this, has it? We've run out of actual numbers to throw at you, so now we're just going to make some numbers up? Not really. Imaginary numbers, despite the name, are totally leg...
Completing the Square
Sample Problem Solve the quadratic equation x2 + 2x + 5 = 0. Hmm, now this is tricky. This equation is—most definitely—not factorable. It would be really convenient if it wer...
Quadratic Formula
Completing the square always works when solving a quadratic equation, but it's almost always a pain in the butt to actually do. We want a method that is faster and easier to use while being just as...
How Many Roots?
When you solve for the roots of a quadratic equation, there are several possible outcomes. You can have two real number solutions. If you set x equal to either solution, the result with be zer...
Vertex Form Parabolas
The difficulty of graphing a quadratic function varies depending on the form you find it in. We'll start things off relatively easily. y = a(x – h)2 + k No, we're not lying to you; that...
Quadratic Form Parabolas
The vertex form for parabolas is convenient for graphing, but often times you'll be given the equation in the usual quadratic form instead. y = ax2 + bx + c Can we deduce a way to find th...
QuadraticLike Equations
Sometimes you'll meet an equation that you think you don't know and you'll start up a conversation. After a few minutes of talking, though, it finally hits you—this is just like a quadratic equat...
Quadratic Inequalities
Remember back when we looked at linear inequalities, that we said, "we promise we'll try to make your brain hurt more later?" Well grab an ice pack and strap in, because now we're going to...
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