Solving Polynomials That Are in Factored Form

Solving Polynomials That Are in Factored Form

Author: Laura Kniffin

This Learning Packet Reviews:

New Terms and Definitions
Solving polynomial equations that are in factored form
Understanding using the zero product property to solve equations

This packet includes:

Review of terms
A powerpoint slide show teaching how to solve factored polynomials
Examples for you to try yourself
Answers to those examples

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Terms to Know for This Packet:

Polynomial: is an expression of finite length constructed from variables (also known as indeterminates) and constants, using only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and non-negative, whole-number exponents.

Zero Product Property: states that if ab = 0, then either a = 0 or b = 0 (or both). A product of factors is zero if and only if one or more of the factors is zero.


Solving Polynomial Equations that are in Factored Form

Examples to Try!

1.) (x - 2) ( x + 5) = 0

2.) (4a2 + a) = 0

3.) (x - 5) (2x + 7) (3x - 4) = 0

Answers to Examples!