General Form of Quadratic Equation

General Form of Quadratic Equation

General form of a quadratic equation is
a x 2 +bx+c=0
where a, b, and c are constants and a 0.

*Note that the highest power of an unknown of a quadratic equation is 2.

Example (Find the values of a, b and c)

Rewrite the following into the general form of a quadratic equation.  Find the values of a, b, and c.

(a) (3x5) 2 =0
(b) (x8)(x+8)=10

Solution