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: 2

Answer

$y=-5$ and $y=-3$

Work Step by Step

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