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This problem is sure to get your young mathematicians thinking. The idea sounds simple: one equation, solve it as many ways as you can. This is meant to get at a deeper understanding of solving quadratic equations, including some more insightful ways at finding the solution. Learners are encouraged to work in small groups, use graphing calculators, and discuss different options. Each of the different solution methods that are possible are clearly explained.