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I know the quadratic equation and have often heard about the cubic and quartic equations, can you please tell me what they are?



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A cubic equation is an algebraic equation in which the highest power of the variable is raised to the third power. A quartic equation is an algebraic equation in which the highest power of the variable is the fourth power.

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