Calculus with Applications (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321749006
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-900-0

Chapter R - Algebra Reference - R.4 Equations - R.4 Exercises - Page R-16: 26


The solutions are $m=-1$ and $m=0$

Work Step by Step

$5m^{2}+5m=0$ Take out common factor $5m$ from the left side: $5m(m+1)=0$ Set both factors equal to $0$ and solve each individual equation for $m$: $5m=0$ $m=\dfrac{0}{5}$ $m=0$ $m+1=0$ $m=-1$ The solutions are $m=-1$ and $m=0$
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