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Luckily, this problem looks harder than it actually is, it will just take a lot of writing. When multiplying long polynomials like this, it's often much easier to draw a rectangle, and write one polynomial along the top, and the other down the side, like this: (Draw a rectangle. Cut it with...

(d+3/4)(d+5/8)=0 (answer)

The Zero Product Property states that any real number multiplied by 0, will equal zero. When given an equation like a*b=0, either a=0, b=0, or both, in order to result in zero. To solve your equation, you must set both factors equal to zero: d+3/4=0     and  ...


So, once you factor the left side of this equation it works out to be: (y+2)(y+1)=0 Now what do you do with this =0 part? The Zero Product property states that when you multiply anything by 0, the answer will be zero. So if you have an equation like a*b=0, you know that...