Read this article in New York Times about the discovery of a** new and much simpler method **of solving quadratic equations !!

**https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/05/science/quadratic-equations-algebra.html**

Guest Feb 7, 2020

#1**0 **

**\(x = -B/2 +or-sqrt(B^2/4 - C)\)**

**Here is the new formula for solving quadratic equations. Somebody skilled in LaTex can re-write it with + or - on top of each other.**

Guest Feb 7, 2020

#2**+1 **

I think this is overrated....I will bet this only works when the leading x^2 coefficient is 1

here is the standard quadratic formula:

-b +- sqrt (b^2 - 4ac)

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when a = 1 this becomes: -b/2 +- sqrt (b^2/4 - c) the same 'majic' formula !!!

SO this is just the quadratic formula with a = 1 ....nothing new here folks, move along !

ElectricPavlov Feb 7, 2020

#4**0 **

NO! it works for ALL quadratic equations! ; Example: 4x^2 - 20x + 16 =0. You eliminate the coefficient of A by dividing the whole equation by it. So it becomes: x^2 - 5x + 4 =0. Then use the new formula to get: x=1 and x=4.

Guest Feb 7, 2020

#5**0 **

No..... you are converting the equation to an equation with the leading coefficient a= 1 to use this 'new' formula.... just as I said,

ElectricPavlov
Feb 7, 2020