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14 Nov 2012, 13:18
Hi guys,

I'am just doing quadratic equations. One of the possible solution to execute quadratic equations is to factor out their terms.

Do you have any hints how to do that?

I know that sum should be equal to b and product equal to c but sometimes it takes me quite long to come up with a solution.
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14 Nov 2012, 13:29
Dear KarolPL

See this blog post on that very topic:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/algebra-on ... to-factor/

Let me know if you have any questions.
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15 Nov 2012, 03:44
Let me try to make it easy: -
In the equation ax^2+bx+c = 0, you have to factorize 'c' in such a way that the sum of factors must be equal to 'b' and product, ofcourse, equal to 'c'.
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15 Nov 2012, 04:02
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Let me try to make it easy: -
In the equation ax^2+bx+c = 0, you have to factorize 'c' in such a way that the sum of factors must be equal to 'b' and product, ofcourse, equal to 'c'.

Obssessed I've already knew that

mikemcgarry: thank you your post was helpful.
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