# What is a in this quadratic equation 2x^2 + 11x +10 = 0??

Jul 26, 2016

$a = 2$

#### Explanation:

A general standard quadratic equation is in the form $a {x}^{2} + b x + c = 0$, where

$a$ is the coefficient of term ${x}^{2}$

$b$ is the coefficient of term $x$ and

$c$ is the constant term

In the given equation $2 {x}^{2} + 11 x + 10 = 0$, as the coefficient of ${x}^{2}$ is $2$,

$a = 2$