Solving by Factoring

Problem: x2+7x+6=-6 Steps to solve the problem:

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1. Get your problem to equal zero
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2. Factor the Problem

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3. Set your first parenthesis equal to zero

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4. Solve for x

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5. Set your second parenthesis equal to zero

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6. Solve for x

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Other Notes: 1. You Should always have two numbers as an answer 2. If there isn’t a “c” factor out a GCF (Example: 4m2+8x = 0)
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Solving by Taking the Square root
Problem: 4n2-16 = 12 Steps to solve the problem:

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1. Use this method if the problem doesn’t have a ‘b’

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2. Get any numbers without letters attached to them on the right side
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3. Divide your right side (your numbers without variables) your a 4. Take the square root of the right side

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5. This is your first answer your second answer is the negative of this value
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Other Notes: 1. You Should always have two numbers as an answer 2. These values you should be the same answer, one negative and one positive 3. Always use this method if there is no ‘b’
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