Solving Quadratics by Factoring
Solving a quadratic equation by factoring depends on the zero product property. The zero product property states that if ab = 0, then either a = 0 or b = 0.
Solve 2 x 2 = – 9 x – 4 by using factoring.
- First, get all terms on one side of the equation.
- Factor the quadratic.
- (2 x + 1)( x + 4) = 0
- Apply the zero product property.