Linear and quadratic equations, dealt within Sections 3.1 and 3.2, are members of a class of equations, called polynomial equations . These have the general form:
in which is a variable and are given constants. Also must be a positive integer and . Examples include and . In this Section you will learn how to factorise some polynomial expressions and solve some polynomial equations.
- be able to solve linear and quadratic equations
- recognise and solve some polynomial equations
2 Factorising polynomials and equating coefficients
3 Polynomial equations
4 Solving polynomial equations when one solution is known
5 Solving polynomial equations graphically