Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32193-104-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32193-104-7

Appendix A - Review - A.8 Solving Equations - A.8 Assess Your Understanding - Page A70: 2


The solution set is $\left\{-\frac{5}{3}, 3\right\}$.

Work Step by Step

Use the Zero-Product Property by equating each factor to zero, then solve each equation to obtain: \begin{align*} x-3&=0 &\text{or}& &3x+5=0\\ x&=3 &\text{or}& &3x=-5\\ x&=3 &\text{or}& &x=-\frac{5}{3}\\ \end{align*}
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