# Calling all math nerdfighters

I don't get numbers AT ALL, and I desperately need help with my Algebra 2/Trig homework. If anyone feels up to giving it a shot I'd greatly appreciate it. Apparently we're working on the Quadratic Formula. I'm supposed to rewrite equations into general form, ax^2+bx+c=0. This is like a foreign language to me.

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There are 75 Nerdfighters online right now. ONE of you has to be good at math...please?
What exactly do you have to transfer to the general form?
3x^2-13x=10

That's the first one. My head is spinning.
alright...you want to start out by just getting one side to equal 0

so 3x^2-13x-10=0

then you are in the form you want for the quadratic formula
But I'm sure you have to solve for X, right Katie?
It says: Rewrite each equation in general form, ax^2+bx+c=0. Identify a, b, and c.
so no solving for x...you're getting off easy!
I guess so. I have a TI-89 calculator that can solve most equations for me, anyways. I think I would have failed already without it.
I get it! Is quadratic formula the same as general form?
well the general form applies to the quadratic formula...so how the formula has a, b, and c, you just apply the a, b, and c from your general form

do you have to go any farther, like with the quadratic formula or simplifying or anything, or do you just need this format?
No, I just have to do the instructions I typed above, at least for these problems. So here's another one like this...

x^2-13=5x

So to switch it to general form, you just make it:

x^2-13-5x=0

Is that right?