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Re: Quadratic Equations
Posted:
Apr 9, 1996 7:36 PM


_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



