Factoring to solve equations Part 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this Algebra I lesson on factoring to solve equations, the teacher demonstrates how to factor an equation, specifically one with an a squared term and an a to the first power, using the zero product property. Through factoring, the teacher shows how to break down the equation into the product of two binomials and solve for the solutions using simple algebraic equations. The lesson ends with the explanation of the zero product property and the importance of finding both solutions.

Lesson Description:

A math video tutorial on factoring to solve equations, in Algebra I.

Courtesy of Mr. Hansen of www.mrhansen.net.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve equations with factoring?
  • How do you factor and solve polynomial equations?
  • How do you factor and solve a^2 + 13a + 36 = 0?
  • What is the zero product property?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This video goes through a rather simple example of factoring to solve a polynomial equation. The method used is finding all factors of a*c, then using these factors to make two binomials and solving from there. This is a good video for beginners at factoring.