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If this is supposed to say x2 + 3x -10 = 0, we can factor this polynomial to help us find the answer.  Factoring the polynomial gives us (x + 5)(x - 2) = 0.  Now, we know that anything multiplied by zero gives us zero, so it can either be the case that (x + 5) = 0, or (x...

This question is about how to handle exponents in terms that are multiplied together.  As a general rule, if you have an expression like xa * xb you can simplify this to xa+b.  In order to demonstrate, let's let a = 2, and b = 3.  In this case we want x2 * x3.  If we remember...

Factoring a polynomial of the form ax2 + bx + c is the process of manipulating the previous expression so that its new form is something like (_x + _)(_x + _), where your job is to fill in the blanks.  This may look confusing at first, but a numerical example will help...