Algorithm8.1.5Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

Simplify

Simplify the equation using distribution and by combining like terms.

Isolate

Move all terms onto one side of the equation so that the other side has \(0\text{.}\)

Factor

Factor the quadratic expression.

Apply the Zero Product Property

Apply the Zero Product Property.

Solve

Solve the equation(s) that result after the zero product property was applied.

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