In this lesson, you will learn how to solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic formula, and how to remember the formula by singing it to the tune of "Pop goes the weasel". The lesson also covers how to derive the quadratic formula by completing the square, with a step-by-step explanation of the process. By the end of the lesson, you will have a solid understanding of the quadratic formula and how to apply it to solve quadratic equations.
In this video, I show you the solutions to a general quadratic equation which is the quadratic formula. Then, I show you the words to a song you can sing to "Pop goes the weasel" and sing it. It's easier to remember the formula if you memorize the song. Also included is how to complete the square in order to derive the quadratic formula, showing all the steps.
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