• Jan 9th 2008, 09:26 PM
Wierdier
Hello, skipping the formal introduction, I came to seek help with math (duh).
This site was recommend to me by a good friend and now in need and 1:20 am I have no one to turn to for explanations so I though I would give this site a shot.

I have to extrapolate data from a given quadratic equation, however I am confused by one of the variables. (E)

So here it is, and my thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out.

y = 3E-18x3 - 6E-10x2 + 0.0316x - 76329
• Jan 9th 2008, 09:34 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wierdier
Hello, skipping the formal introduction, I came to seek help with math (duh).
This site was recommend to me by a good friend and now in need and 1:20 am I have no one to turn to for explanations so I though I would give this site a shot.

I have to extrapolate data from a given quadratic equation, however I am confused by one of the variables. (E)

So here it is, and my thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out.

y = 3E-18x3 - 6E-10x2 + 0.0316x - 76329

First, this is a cubic equation, not a quadratic.

Second "3E-18" is calculator notation for $\displaystyle 3 \times 10^{-18}$.

-Dan
• Jan 9th 2008, 09:35 PM
Wierdier
Oh yeah sorry...its just I am so disoriented.
Thanks alot!