Juan and Jane were in the office waiting for their instructor to address them...
Maaaan I can't do this polynomial portion of my HOMEWORK!!!!
Dude that's easy, I'm just having trouble with system finding the roots of quadratics.
That's too easy! How about I help you with your problem and you help me with mine.
A polynomial is an expression made up of adding and subtracting terms. A terms can consist of constants, coefficients, and variables. When solving polynomials, you are usually trying to figure out the points where x = 0. Lower-degree polynomials will have one or two solutions, depending on whether they are linear polynomials or quadratic polynomials. These types of polynomials can be easily solved using basic algebra and factoring methods. For help solving polynomials of a higher degree, read Solve Higher Degree Polynomials.
Start with an equation in the quadratic form. Though the quadratic formuladescribed above is a valuable tool, it isn't the only way to solve quadratic equations. For example, some quadratic equations can be factored, which involves rewriting them in a way that makes them easy to solve. To start, however, you'll want to have your equation in standard quadratic form: ax2 + bx + c = 0.