Kim Halsey, Ed. S.
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Owingsville, KY 40360
Did you know...
While the prefix "quadri" (in Latin) means four, the word "quadrus" means a square (which has four sides). The word "quadratus" means "squared".
In early mathematics, quadratic equations were used in connection with geometric problems involving squares. When you find the area of a square, for example, the area is expressed in "square" units (with the units being raised to the second power). Raising to a power of two is referred to as "squaring", and equations with a power of two are called quadratic equations.