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Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring  Problem 11
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 a quadratic equation by factoring, it first has to e equal to zero, which we call standard form. Start by multiplying out any products (like distributing of FOILing), and then move all terms to the same side of the equal sign. Rewrite it so that the exponents go in decreasing order. Then factor, and use the zero product property to find your final solutions. Since there are so many steps and so many places to make errors, be sure to check your final solutions by substituting each one in one at a time to the original equation.
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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 15,977 viewsSolve by factoring:
x² + 4x = 0 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Problem 2 12,989 viewsSolve by factoring:
x² + 2x = 15 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Problem 3 11,682 viewsSolve by factoring:
x² + 6x + 9 = 0 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Problem 4 12,054 viewsSolve by factoring:
3x² − 18x = 27 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Problem 5 2,135 views 
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Problem 6 2,130 views 
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Problem 7 1,851 views 
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Problem 9 1,770 views 
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Problem 10 1,804 views 
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Problem 11 1,633 views 
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Problem 12 1,808 views 
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Problem 13 1,644 views 
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Problem 14 1,918 views 
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Problem 15 1,630 views 
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Problem 16 997 views 
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Problem 17 990 views 
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Problem 18 879 views 
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Problem 19 996 views 
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Problem 20 924 views 
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Problem 21 958 views 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Problem 22 980 views
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