Solving Equations by Factoring 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to solve quadratic equations by factoring and using the zero product property. The zero product property states that if two numbers multiplied together equal zero, then one of the numbers must be zero. By factoring the quadratic equation, you can set each factor equal to zero and solve for the variable, which gives you the solutions to the equation. It's important to check your solutions by plugging them back into the original equation to make sure they work.

Lesson Description:

Covers zero-product property and part 1 of how to solve non-linear equations by factoring.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve an equation by factoring?
  • How do you solve a linear equation with one variable?
  • How do you solve a quadratic equation in the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0?
  • What is a quadratic equation?
  • What is standard form of a quadratic equation?
  • How do you know what a, b, and c are in a quadratic equation?
  • What is the zero factor property?
  • How can you use the property that if ab = 0, then a = 0 or b = 0?
  • How can you solve the equation x^2 + x - 12 = 0 by factoring?
  • After you have factored a quadratic equation, how do you solve it?
  • How do you check the solutions to a quadratic equation?
  • How do you solve 3x(x - 7) = 0?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video explains how to solve quadratic equations by factoring them and then setting each factor equal to zero and solving using the zero product property. This is a great tutorial for finally solving equations by factoring.
  • J3nny

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This is a great video because it guides u step by step what you need to do and also her voice always sounds exciting not like the other boring videos where u want to go to sleep..