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How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

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Why can't you solve a quadratic equation simply by using inverse operations to get the variable by itself?

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1. What does the Zero Product Property tell us?

2. If the equation below told you a ball was 'h' feet in the air after 't' seconds, what would be the first step to finding out when it hit the ground?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Factoring can be used to solve quadratic equations, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you make sure that you understand how to use this technique. The quiz questions will test you on the characteristics of quadratic equations that necessitate the use of factoring, as well as your ability to use factoring to solve these equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Using factoring to solve sample equations
  • Explaining the need for factoring in these calculations
  • Your understanding of the zero product property

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on factoring as a technique to solve quadratic equations from the related lesson
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving quadratic equations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the zero product property and what it indicates

Additional Learning

Continue your studies on quadratic equations via the accompanying lesson, which is called How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Remember the formula for the quadratic equation
  • Apply the quadratic equation to real-world scenarios
  • Recognize when factoring might be necessary
  • Know what factoring does to the quadratic equation
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