Solving Quadratic Equations  
 
Introduction  
This lesson will teach you how to solve quadratic equations using a variety of methods. Here are the sections within this lesson:
 
A quadratic equation is an equation that can be written in the form...
...such that the avalue is not equal to zero. The term 'quad' from 'quadratic' relates to a square due to the xsquared term.
The sections below will explain how to solve quadratic equations using a variety of methods.
 
This method describes how to solve quadratic equations by factoring the quadratic polynomial into a product of two binomials. This lesson requires a prerequisite knowledge of factoring. If you are uncertain how to factor, first view these videos on factoring. esson: Factoring Quadratic Polynomials This video demonstrates how quadratic equations can be solved using the method of factoring.
 
This method involves relationships regarding squared binomials. To read more about this method, use the lesson link that follows.
esson: Completing the Square
 
This method involves the use of a formula  derived using a method called Completing the Square. Use the link that follows to access a lesson that will explain in detail how to use the formula and how it was derived.
esson: Using the Quadratic Formula
 
This method describes how to solve quadratic equations by method of graphing. Due to the visual nature of this method, the video below can best demonstrate how it is to be utilized.

esson: Operations on Polynomials esson: Rational Expressions esson: Factoring esson: Polynomials, Factors, Zeros esson: Solving Complicated Proportions esson: Conic Sections 