ERIC Number: EJ938146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
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Curious Consequences of a Miscopied Quadratic
Poet, Jeffrey L.; Vestal, Donald L., Jr.
College Mathematics Journal, v36 n4 p273-277 Sep 2005
The starting point of this article is a search for pairs of quadratic polynomials x[superscript 2] + bx plus or minus c with the property that they both factor over the integers. The search leads quickly to some number theory in the form of primitive Pythagorean triples, and this paper develops the connection between these two topics.
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematical Formulas, Geometric Concepts
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Education Level: Higher Education
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