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The paper is devoted to the study of initial-boundary value problems for quasilinear second-order systems. Existence and uniqueness of the solution in the space , with , is proved in the case where is a half-space of . The proof of the main theorem relies on two preliminary results: existence of the solution to mixed problems for linear second-order systems with smooth coefficients, and existence of the solution to initial-boundary value problems for linear second-order operators whose coefficients depend on the variables and through a function . By means of the results proved for linear operators, the well posedness of the mixed problem for the quasi-linear system is established by studying the convergence of a suitable iteration scheme.