Definition:Quadratic Equation/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Quadratic Equation

The ancient Babylonians knew the technique of solving quadratic equations as long ago as $1600$ BCE.

The ancient Greeks, a thousand years or so later, solved quadratics by geometric constructions.

The general algebraic formulation of its solution did not appear until at least $100$ CE.