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March 2nd, 2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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0 = 3x^2 - x
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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.
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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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