Solving quadratics with a nomogram

A nomogram is a diagram that solves a specific equation by means of adding one or more lines. Here’s an example:

The above diagram represents solving the equation q^2 - aq + b = 0 where a = -3 and b = -1.

I bring this up because the blog Dead Reckonings has posted a new full-length article on nomography, with a fantastic new quadratic-solving diagram on page 34. Here’s a shrunk-down version of the original:

If you want the larger version, go to the article.

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