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Simplify: What is 2x + x?havenoclu said:...something like 2x - x^2 + x = 0 ?

Then factor.

Then use the "zero factor property" to solve the factors. (Reminder: If you multiply two things and get zero, what must at least one of the things be equal to?)

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Using the "zero factor property" would make x=0??stapel said:Then use the "zero factor property" to solve the factors...

3(0) - 0^2 = 0 ??

i forgot how to factor...but i suppose x=3...so how would i come to that by factoring?stapel said:Or, one could try following the step-by-step instructions: Factor. Then apply the "zero FACTOR property" (explained previously) to solve the FACTORS.

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This site has a free lesson which should help you study this topic:havenoclu said:i forgot how to factor...

. . . . .java-applet algebra lessons

Look in the right-hand column, and click on "Factoring Polynomials" and/or "Factoring Quadratics".

Eliz.