cubic equation


Definition of cubic equation

: a polynomial equation in which the highest sum of exponents of variables in any term is three

Examples of cubic equation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus, Cardano was able to solve every cubic equation. Quanta Magazine, 30 June 2022 All three of these numbers satisfy the cubic equation x3 – 1 = 0. Quanta Magazine, 23 Sep. 2021 This is a cubic equation with rational coefficients. Quanta Magazine, 22 July 2021 But cubic equations have defied mathematicians’ attempts to classify their solutions, though not for lack of trying. Quanta Magazine, 9 July 2013

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First Known Use of cubic equation

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cubic equation was circa 1751

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24 Aug 2022

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“Cubic equation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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