# Math Help - really easy question

1. ## 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?

2. Correct. Hence, the name quadratic.

3. 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 $ax^4+bx^2+c=0$.

4. I see. Thank you very much!