## Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

1. Since we are given a polynomial, we must factor the expression to find out out solutions. 2. Factoring this polynomial gives us (3x-1)(x+2) = 0. 3. Set both terms equal to zero. 4. 3x-1 = 0 , X = $\frac{1}{3}$ 5. x + 2 = 0 , X = -2