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Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

This page will try to solve a quadratic equation by factoring it first. How does this work?

Well, suppose you have a quadratic equation that can be factored, like

This can be factored into

So the solutions must be x=-2 and x=-3.

Note that if your quadratic equation cannot be factored, then this method will not work.

Type the quadratic equation here in general form


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