__General Form of Quadratic Equation__General form of a quadratic equation is

$a{x}^{2}+bx+c=0$

where a, b, and c are constants and a≠0.

*Note that the highest power of an unknown of a quadratic equation is 2.

__Example (Find the values of a, b and c)__Rewrite the following into the general form of a quadratic equation. Find the values of a, b, and c.

(a) ${(3x-5)}^{2}=0$

(b) (x – 8)(x + 8) = 0

__Solution__