# really easy question

• July 13th 2008, 09:43 AM
dancingqueen9
really easy question
You can only use the quadratic formula for equations that have the format "ax2 + bx + c = 0", right? They can't have degrees of more than two?
• July 13th 2008, 09:46 AM
Chop Suey
Correct. Hence, the name quadratic. :)
• July 13th 2008, 09:49 AM
JaneBennet
Quote:

Originally Posted by dancingqueen9
You can only use the quadratic formula for equations that have the format "ax2 + bx + c = 0", right? They can't have degrees of more than two?

You can also use it to solve a quartic equation of the form $ax^4+bx^2+c=0$.
• July 13th 2008, 10:08 AM
dancingqueen9
I see. Thank you very much! :)