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 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring - 5.7 Exercise Set - Page 353: 73


It loses one of the solutions.

Work Step by Step

When both sides of the equation are divided by $x$, the solution $x=0$ will be lost. Thus, while this will yield one of the correct solutions, dividing by $x$ in this case causes a solution to the equation to be lost.
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