does a quadratic equation always have an x-squared term?
asked Apr 22, 2013 in Algebra 1 Answers by SPadilla5 (120 points)

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It has a variable squared term, by definition, but not necessarily x; it could be y or t, etc. However, the reverse isn't always true: just because there's an x-squared term doesn't always mean it's a quadratic, because there could be higher powers of the variable as well.

answered Apr 9, 2015 by Rod Top Rated User (487,420 points)
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