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PAGE: 273SET: ExercisesPROBLEM: 49
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The polynomial is .

Find the factors.

                               (Original equation)

                   (Subtract from each side)

                         (Apply additive inverse property: )

Here and .

First table:

Factor of Sum of

Second table:

              (Write the pattern)

             (Substitute and )

        (Group terms with common factors)

   (Factor the G.C.F)

              (Distributive property: )

or       (Apply zero productive property: )

or                    (Simplify)

Solutions are or .

Check solution for -values.

Case (i):

                             (Original equation)

                  (Substitute )

                  (Evaluate powers: )


                                       (Substitute: )


Case (ii):

                             (Original equation)

             (Substitute )

                 (Evaluate powers: )


                                            (Substitute: )

Solutions are or .


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