Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.8 - Solving Equations by Factoring and Problem Solving - Graphing Calculator Explorations: 1

Answer

$x=3$ and $x=-5$

Work Step by Step

$(x-3)(x+5)=0$ Original problem. $(x-3)=0$ and $(x+5)=0$ Set both factors equal to zero. $x-3=0$ and $x+5=0$ Drop the parenthesis. $x=3$ and $x=-5$ Solve both mini-equations.
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