Melissa W.

asked • 03/15/18# Factoring is the easiest way to do quadratic equations because explain why

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Arturo O. answered • 03/15/18

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It is not necessarily true that factoring is the easiest way. It is easy only if the zeros of the equation are integers, and if you can "guess" those integers. But the zeros may be non-integers, irrational, or even complex. Then trying to factor is not easy, and you will have to solve for the zeros using the quadratic formula.

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Arturo O.

_{1})_{(}x - x_{2}),_{1}, and x_{2}are integers. But the numbers may not be integers in some cases, and may even be irrational. Furthermore, x_{1}and x_{2}may be complex numbers. You may have to solve using the quadratic formula in many cases.03/15/18