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Quadratic Formula on the SAT?

Hey! I'm trying to figure out which math formulas I need to memorize for the SAT. I know they provide some formulas, but I'm not sure if they'll provide the quadratic formula. Can anyone confirm if the quadratic formula is given on the SAT, or should I memorize it just in case?

6 months ago

Hey there! You're correct that the SAT does provide some formulas, but unfortunately, the quadratic formula is not one of them. You'll definitely want to memorize it just in case you encounter a question that requires it. The quadratic formula is:

x = (-b ± √(b² - 4ac)) / 2a

Knowing this formula can be of great help when solving quadratic equations on the SAT, especially when factoring is not an option. Make sure to practice using the formula on some sample questions, so you're comfortable applying it on test day. Good luck with your SAT preparation!

6 months ago

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