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How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

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Which quadratic equation below is in standard form and could be solved right away without doing any other algebra first?

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1. Rewrite the equation below in standard form and find the value of 'a'.

2. Solve the equation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Solving non-standard quadratics requires an understanding of how to manipulate the expression so as to put it into standard form, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of this process. The quiz questions will test your understanding of standard and non-standard form equations and how to solve these equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying standard and non-standard form quadratics
  • Solving quadratic equations
  • Finding the roots of quadratic equations
  • Identifying solutions to quadratic equations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related algebra lesson
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving non-standard quadratics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding non-standard quadratics, the methods for solving quadratics, and re-writing non-standard equations in standard form

Additional Learning

The lesson, How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form, will go over more details related to this topic, including these objectives:

  • Differentiate between standard and non-standard quadratics
  • Understand how to manipulate non-standard quadratics and change them into standard form
  • Describe how to solve non-standard quadratics using the zero property and factoring methods
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