###### Algorithm8.4.11Solving Quadratic Equations

First, check whether there is a linear term, or whether there is only a squared expression and a constant. If there is only a squared expression and a constant, isolate the squared quantity and use the

**square root method**.-
If there

*is*a linear term, put the equation in**standard form**with all of the terms on one side and zero on the other side.If the polynomial factors, solve the equation by

**factoring**.If the polynomial does not factor, use the

**quadratic formula**.