## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$x=-1,6,7$
Given: $x(x+1)^3-42(x+1)^2=0$ Need to use factorization to solve the quadratic equation. This can be factorized as follows: $(x+1)^2(x^2+x-42)=0$ Now $(x+1)^2=0$ and $(x^2+x-42)=0$ This implies $x=-1$ and $(x^2+x-42)=0$ or, $x^2-6x+7x-42=0$ or, $(x-6)(x+7)=0$ This implies $x=6,-7$ Hence, $x=-1,6,7$