Algebra 1 : How to factor the quadratic equation

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Example Question #231 : Equations / Inequalities

Solve the following equation by factoring.

Possible Answers:

None of the other answers.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Begin by setting the equation equal to 0 by subtracting 88 from both sides.

Now that the equation is in the form , find two integers that sum to  and have a product of .

For this equation, those integers are  and .

Therefore, the solutions to this equation are

Example Question #22 : How To Factor The Quadratic Equation

Solve the following equation by factoring.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Begin by setting the equation equal to zero by adding 105 to each side.

For an equation in the form , where , find two integers that have a sum of  and a product of .

For this equation, that would be 8 and 9.

Therefore, the solutions to this equation are

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