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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

can certain equations that are really not quadratic be solved as quadratic?

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  1. Owlfred
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  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    some of them. 2x^4-3x^2+10=0 can be solved as a quadratic by taking u=x^2

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Strictly speaking no. We expect a quadratic to have the highest index in any variable to be 2. But equations with a highest index ao an even number can often be found to be quadratics in disguise! :D

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