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It isn't often that a mathematical equation makes the national press, far less popular radio, or most astonishingly of all, is the subject of a debate in the UK parliament. However, as <b>Chris Budd</b> and <b>Chris Sangwin</b> tell us, in 2003 the good old quadratic equation, which we all learned about in school, reached these dizzy pinnacles of fame. </div>
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<p><i>It isn't often that a mathematical equation makes the national press, far less popular radio, or most astonishingly of all, is the subject of a debate in the UK parliament. However, in 2003 the good old quadratic equation, which we all learned about in school, was all of those things.</i></p>
<h3>Where we begin</h3>
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