## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

Reorder the expression x(5x + 2) = 3 to 5$x^{2}$ + 2x - 3 = 0 1. Factor: 5$x^{2}$ + 2x - 3 = (5x - 3)(x + 1) 2. Apply the zero factor property to the factored expression: a) 5x - 3 = 0 b) x + 1 = 0 3. Solve each linear equation: a) x = 3/5 b) x = -1 The solutions are {-1, 3/5}.