A math pun on the word “formula” has been printed on several images:

*Q: What do you feed a baby parabola?
A: Quadratic formula.*

“What does a baby parabola drink? Quadratic Formula” was posted on Twitter on February 16, 2013.

“What do baby mathematicians drink?"/"Formula” is a later form of this riddle.

Wikipedia: Quadratic formula

In elementary algebra, the

*quadratic formula*is the solution of the quadratic equation. There are other ways to solve the quadratic equation instead of using the quadratic formula, such as factoring, completing the square, or graphing. Using the quadratic formula is often the most convenient way.

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Each of the solutions given by the quadratic formula is called a root of the quadratic equation. Geometrically, these roots represent the x values at which any parabola, explicitly given as y = ax2 + bx + c, crosses the x-axis.

Matt Simpson

@PhatSimpson

What does a baby parabola drink? Quadratic Formula

12:49 AM - 16 Feb 2013

Ron Wittler

@rwittler

what does a baby parabola have in its bottle? Quadratic formula

12:34 PM - 11 Dec 2013

Kaitlyn

@kaitlyndips

WHAT DO BABY PARABOLAS DRINK???

QUADRATIC FORMULA

7:45 AM - 30 May 2014

case

@ctabayoyong

What did the mother parabola feed the baby parabola

2:11 PM - 13 Nov 2014 from San Jose, CA

Reddit—Jokes

What do baby parabola drink?

submitted February 19, 2016 by Elasaire

Their Quadratic Formula!

Ya Bish

@AdamGyabish

“What do you feed a baby parabola?”

Quadratic Formula 😐😐😐🔫

3:08 PM - 21 Apr 2016 from San Marcos, CA

Jade ミドリ

@otaku_relly

What do you feed a baby parabola?

A quadratic formula 🍼

-math joke

6:49 AM - 22 Aug 2016

Reddit—Jokes

What do you feed a baby parabola?

submitted February 14, 2017 by Trexence

Quadratic formula