Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 11 - Quadratic Functions and Equations - 11.2 The Quadratic Formula - 11.2 Exercise Set - Page 713: 52



Work Step by Step

If there is no constant term, we find: $$ax^2+bx+c=0 \\ ax^2+bx=0 \\ x(ax+b)=0$$ Thus, we see that if there is no constant term, the equation can easily be factored, so factoring is the better method.
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