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EXAMPLE 3 Solve an equation by factoring Solve 2x 2 + 8x = 0. 2x 2 + 8x = 0 2x(x + 4) = 0 2x = 0 x = 0 or x + 4 = 0 or x = – 4 ANSWER The solutions of the equation are 0 and – 4. Solve for x. Zero-product property Factor left side. Write original equation.

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EXAMPLE 4 Solve an equation by factoring Solve 6n 2 = 15n. 6n 2 – 15n = 0 3n(2n – 5) = 0 3n = 0 n = 0 2n – 5 = 0 n = 5 2 or Solve for n. Zero-product property Factor left side. Subtract 15n from each side. ANSWER The solutions of the equation are 0 and 5 2.

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GUIDED PRACTICE for Examples 3 and 4 Solve the equation. ANSWER 0 and – 5 3. a 2 + 5a = 0 4. 3s 2 – 9s = 0 ANSWER 0 and 3 5. 4x 2 = 2x. ANSWER 0 and 1 2. 1 2

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