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Topic: Quadratic Equations
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Pat Allaire

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Re: Quadratic Equations
Posted: Apr 9, 1996 7:36 PM
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_Quadratum_ is Latin for _square_. Recall that x^2 meant very literally
what it says, i.e., a square with side x.

A good reference for this sort of question is the MAA publication_The Words
of Mathematics_ by Steven Schwartzman

Patricia Allaire
Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY 11364
praqb@cunyvm.cuny.edu

Patricia Allaire
Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY 11364
praqb@cunyvm.cuny.edu





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