Math Terms StartingWith Q

In this page math terms startingwith q we are going to see definitions of mathematical terms starting with the letter "Q". We have listed out almost terms in math starting with Q.In math also it is very important to know the meaning of many important words which are being used in the subject math.Each term is defined and examples are provided where ever it is necessary. Links are given for every words, by using this students can learn the meaning and its application more clearly.




A sector one quarter of a circle , or sector of a two dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.


 A polynomial with second degree is called quadratic equation.

General form:  ax²+ bx + c=0, where a,b and c are real.


A polygon with four sides and four angles. Square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, kite, trapezium all are some forms of quadrilaterals.


A number four times greater as another. That is to multiply or increase by four times.


 Descriptions or distinctions based on some qualities or characters.


A particular or infinite amount of anything.Example: A small quantity of milk.


One fourth of a quantity. One fourth of Canadian and American dollar. It has been written as ¼


Polynomial of degree 4 is called quartic.


4 x⁴ + 3 x³ + 2 x² - 5 x + 1


In statistics, quartiles are the three points that divide the data into four equal parts. Median, lower quartile and upper quartile are those three points.


A polynomial(function) of degree 5 is called quintic function.


x⁵ - x⁴ - 2x³ - x² + 5


The result of division. The number of times one quantity is contained in another.

Example: The quotient of of 6 divided by 3 is 2.

Quadratic equation

If the highest power of the variable in any equation is 2.Then we can that equation is quadratic equation.The general form of any quadratic equation is ax²+ bx + c = 0

Quadratic formula

The formula to be used to solve the quadratic equation.

Quotient rule

This is the formula to be used to differentiate two x related functions which are multiplying.

(U/V)' =  [VU' - UV'] /V²


Multiplying any number by a factor of 5.


From a set of data, the 20th and 80th percentiles are called the quintiles.

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