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...