# Quadratic Equations - Quadratic Formula vs. Factoring vs. Square Root Method

Worksheet (Algebra)

## Quadratic Equations - Quadratic Formula vs. Factoring vs. Square Root Method Worksheet

This free algebra worksheet contains problems on solving quadratic equations. Students are asked to write the quadratic formula, explain when each of the three methods for solving quadratics are used, and solve quadratic equations using each method.

## Lesson:

11. To solve quadratic equations using 3 methods - Square Root Method, Factoring, or the Quadratic Formula

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## Samples:

Quadratic Formula vs. Factoring vs. Square Root Method

What is the standard form of a Quadratic Equation?

We have learned three different methods for solving quadratic equations. You can always use the Quadratic Formula, but sometimes it is easier to use another method.

Square Root Method  __________
Factoring Method  __________

Solve the equation using the square root method.
1. 6x2 − 24 = 0

Solve the equation using the factoring method.
3. x2 + 8x + 12 = 0

Solve the equation using the Quadratic Formula. Write the Quadratic Formula for both problems.
5. 2x2 − 7x + 3 = 0

Which method would you choose to solve each equation (which would be the easiest)? Explain. You don’t need to solve these problems.

7. 15x2 + 7x = 4

11. Memorize the Quadratic Formula!!! Practice writing it!