cubic equation


Definition of cubic equation

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

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Recent Examples on the Web But cubic equations have defied mathematicians’ attempts to classify their solutions, though not for lack of trying. Quanta Magazine, "Mathematicians Shed Light on Minimalist Conjecture," 9 July 2013

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First Known Use of cubic equation

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

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“Cubic equation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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