   Chapter 0.3, Problem 37E Finite Mathematics and Applied Cal...

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Section Finite Mathematics and Applied Cal...

7th Edition
Stefan Waner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337274203
Textbook Problem

In Exercises 31–48, (a) factor the given expression, and (b) set the expression equal to zero and solve for the unknown (x in the odd-numbered exercises and y in the even-numbered exercises.) x 2 + x − 12

(a)

To determine

To calculate: The factors of the expression x2+x12.

Explanation

Given information:

The expression, x2+x12.

Formula used:

Steps to calculate the factors of quadratic equation ax2+bx+c by trial and error method,

Step1: Factor ax2 as (a1x)(a2x) with a1 positive.

Step2: Factor c as c1c2.

Step 3: Check if ax2+bx+c=(a1x±c1)(a2x±c2)

If yes, then (a1x±c1)(a2x±c2) are the factors.

Step 4: If not, try other factorization of ax2 and c and repeat all the steps.

The distributive law,

(a±b)c=ac±bc

Where, a, b and c are any real numbers.

Calculation:

Consider the expression,

x2+x12

Factor of x2 are (x)(x) and factors of 12 are (4)(3)(4)(3),(2)(3) and(2)(3)

(b)

To determine

To calculate: The value of x when the expression x2+x12 is equal to zero.

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