Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

In this lesson I will teach you how to solve quadratic equations by factoring.  As the name suggests, you will be factoring polynomials so you need to ensure you have this skill down- review if you need to before the lesson.  Like other methods we have learned (with the exception of the quadratic formula)  the problem must meet certain conditions- in this case the polynomial must be factorable.  Not every quadratic polynomial can be factored but when you can write a quadratic equation in terms of it’s factors this method is excellent to find the solutions.  The key concept to use this method is called the “zero product property” and you want to master it as we will use it in later more advance equation solving techniques.  Remember to take great notes and practice.