## Saturday, August 22, 2015

### 489: Which Quadratic Formula?

So ... I've seen a couple of YouTube videos that feature songs about the Quadratic Formula.  I often see it written like this:

$x = \dfrac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$

and it occurs to me that I've always written it this way:

$x = \dfrac{-b}{2a} \pm \dfrac{\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$

Which one is better?