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Four Steps for Solving Quadratic Equations

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Explain the four steps for solving quadratic equations? Can any of the steps be eliminated? Can any of the steps be changed? Would you add any steps to make it easier, or to make it easier to understand?

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This is a step-by-step solution for solving a quadratic equation by factoring. The quadratic equation must be in the format of quadratic equals zero, in order to factor. The zero factor principle states that at least one factor is equal to zero. This step-by-step solution involves solving for zero by factoring.

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Given a quadratic equation: ax² + bx + c
Solve the equation for zero by factoring.

Four Steps to solve by factoring using the following example
y=x² + 2x + 1, note; a=1, b=2, and c=1

- Step 1) Create a factor chart for all factor pairs of c=1
A factor pair ...

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