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Quadratic Function: Definition

Date: 8/6/96 at 21:23:16
From: Anonymous
Subject: Definition: "Quadratic Function"

What is a "quadratic function"?

Date: 8/6/96 at 21:42:56
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re: Definition: "Quadratic Function"

A quadratic function is one where the highest exponent of the 
independent variable is 2.  (The x variable is squared)  Some 

 y = 3x^2 - 2x + 1    or y = -5x^2 + 4x -3

In general y = ax^2 + bx + c is a quadratic function, where a, b, and 
c are real numbers.  

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