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    1. Solve the following quadratic equation by factoring.

    a) x^2 + 7x + 10 = 0
    b) 2x^2 - 3x - 2 = 0

    2. Compute the discriminant of the quadratic equation 3x^2+x+2=0. Briefly describe the number and type of solutions for this equation.

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    1a) x^2+7x+10 = 0

    Rewriting the given equation, we have --
    x^2 + 2x + 5x + 10 = 0
    Or x(x + 2) + 5(x + 2) = 0

    Grouping similar terms, we have --

    (x ...

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