High School Math : Finding Roots

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Example Question #1 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Factor the equation to . Set both equal to zero and you get  and . Remember, the zeros of an equation are wherever the function crosses the -axis.

Example Question #1 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Factor out an  from the equation so that you have . Set  and  equal to . Your roots are  and .

Example Question #2 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Set  equal to zero and you get . Set  equal to zero as well and you get  and  because when you take a square root, your answer will be positive and negative.

Example Question #4 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Factor out a  from the entire equation. After that, you get . Factor the expression to . Set both of those equal to zero and your answers are  and

Example Question #5 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

This expression is the difference of perfect squares. Therefore, it factors to. Set both of those equal to zero and your answers are  and .

Example Question #3 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros. 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Factor the equation to . Set both equal to  and you get  and

Example Question #7 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros. 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Factor a  out of the quation to get

 

which can be further factored to

.

Set the last two expressions equal to zero and you get  and

Example Question #4 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros. 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Set each expression equal to zero and you get 0 and 6.

Example Question #9 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Set both expressions equal to . The first factor yields . The second factor gives you .

Example Question #10 : Finding Roots

Find the zeros. 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Set both expressions to  and you get  and .

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