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tangosix March 2nd, 2010 09:33 AM

stumped
 
0 = 3x^2 - x

greg1313 March 2nd, 2010 10:20 AM

Re: stumped
 
One solution is x = 0.
If x is not zero then
0 = 3x^2 - x
x = 3x^2
1 = 3x
x = 1/3.

masters March 2nd, 2010 10:39 AM

Re: stumped
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tangosix
0 = 3x^2 - x

Hi tangosix,

Another way to approach this exercise is to factor the quadratic side of the equation.





Now, recalling the 'zero product property': If ab = 0, then a = 0 or b = 0.





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