ACT Math : How to factor the quadratic equation

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Example Question #541 : Algebra

What are the two solutions to the following quadratic equation? 

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

 and 

Explanation:

The equation can be factored.

First pull out a common factor of three from each term.

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Now, find the factors of the constant term that when added together result in the middle term.

The roots are what values will make the equation equal .  

Therefore, the answers are  and 

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