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This lesson teaches how to solve quadratic equations in standard form using the quadratic formula and factoring. The first step is to simplify each side of the equation so that it can be put in standard form. Next, the quadratic formula is used to find the solutions. Alternatively, factoring can also be used to solve the equation. The lesson walks through step-by-step how to use both methods, and emphasizes the importance of checking the solutions by plugging them back into the original equation.

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Part 4 of using the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations in standard form.

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This lesson shows how to solve a quadratic equation that first needs to be simplified using the quadratic formula and also by factoring. Both methods are explained with all work shown. You will also learn how to check your solution.