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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.5, Problem 43E
To determine

Solve the equations by factoring.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 43E

  x=3,4

Explanation of Solution

Given information:

  x2+x12=0

Formula used:

Splitting the middle term:- in this method, middle term is splitted in such a way that the product of its part is equal to the product of constant and first terms coefficient.

Calculation:

  x2+x12=0

Splitting middle term in such a way that product of its part is equal to product of constant and coefficient of first term.

  x2+x12=0x2+4x3x12=0x(x+4)3(x+4)=0(x3)(x+4)=0

  x=3,4

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