Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 6 - Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving - 6.1 - Factoring by Using the Distributive Property - Problem Set 6.1: 78


$x = 0, -15$

Work Step by Step

We factor the expression, and then we set each factor equal to zero: $15x = -x^{2}$ $15x + x^{2} = 0$ $x(15 + x) = 0$ First Factor: $x=0$ Second Factor: $x+15=0 \\\\ x=-15$
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