**Variables**

A quadratic polynomial may involve a single variable *x*, or multiple variables such as *x*, *y*, and *z*.

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### Famous quotes containing the word variables:

“The *variables* are surprisingly few.... One can whip or be whipped; one can eat excrement or quaff urine; mouth and private part can be meet in this or that commerce. After which there is the gray of morning and the sour knowledge that things have remained fairly generally the same since man first met goat and woman.”

—George Steiner (b. 1929)

“The *variables* of quantification, ‘something,’ ‘nothing,’ ‘everything,’ range over our whole ontology, whatever it may be; and we are convicted of a particular ontological presupposition if, and only if, the alleged presuppositum has to be reckoned among the entities over which our *variables* range in order to render one of our affirmations true.”

—Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

“Science is feasible when the *variables* are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.”

—Paul Valéry (1871–1945)