Deciding on a Method to Solve Quadratic Equations


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When you're solving a quadratic equation in the form ax² + bx + c, you will generally use the Square Root method if _____.

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1. The largest exponent in a quadratic equation is always _____.

2. When can you use the Quadratic Formula to solve quadratic equations? (Select the best answer)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo offer a chance to discover what you know about choosing the correct method for solving quadratic equations. You'll review the steps and rules of solving these equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focus on improving your understanding of:

  • When to use the Square Root method
  • Naming the largest exponent in a quadratic equation
  • When to use the Quadratic Formula

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - revisit what you know about solving quadratic equations to answer questions about which method you can use
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the process of solving quadratic equations with the Quadratic Formula
  • Information recall - see if you remember how many answers a perfect square quadratic equation will offer

Additional Learning

Review this topic in more detail with the lesson, Deciding on a Method to Solve Quadratic Equations. This lesson provides more in-depth information about:

  • The definition of a quadratic equation
  • The four main methods for solving these problems
  • How to use each method
  • Examples of each method