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Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring  Problem 13
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts
To solve an equation by factoring, your first step is to rewrite it in standard form, meaning the exponents are going in decreasing order and it is equal to zero. From there, always start by looking for a greatest common factor it may be a number, a variable, or even the product of a number and variable. Finding the greatest common factor will make the remaining factoring much easier. Next, factor the polynomial that remains here, we'll do examples that involve the difference of perfect squares. When it is all factored, set each factor equal to zero (including the greatest common factor term that you pulled out in the beginning) and solve for x.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Problem 1 15,203 viewsSolve by factoring:
x² + 4x = 0 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Problem 2 12,281 viewsSolve by factoring:
x² + 2x = 15 
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Problem 3 11,073 viewsSolve by factoring:
x² + 6x + 9 = 0 
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Problem 4 11,226 viewsSolve by factoring:
3x² − 18x = 27 
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