# ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Easily Learn to Solve Quadratic Equations by Factoring Solve the equation by factoring. Now,
for those of you that forget how to do factoring, now is a good time to go back
to an earlier chapter called “factoring,” where I taught all the techniques and
tricks to do factoring. Cool. Back to this question here. So, to factor this
trinomial, the first thing you got to ask yourself is, “well, between the numbers
here, is there a common factor?” Well all three numbers are even numbers, so that
means they must be divisible by 2, so let’s factor out 2. Okay? And what do we
have left inside the bracket? Well for the first term, 2x squared, factor out the 2,
what do we have left? Just x squared right? Now, for the second term, negative
12x. Now what do we factor out? We factor out 2, so you got to divide this by 2. So
what do we have left? Negative 12 divided by 2, we have negative 6x So we have
negative 6x left inside the bracket. Now for the third term, the constant term,
positive 10, what do we factor out again? We factored out 2, so divide by 2, so we
have 5 left inside the bracket. Positive 5. Okay? Cool. Now, how do we factor this
trinomial inside the bracket? Well, do you remember a very powerful technique called
cross multiply, then check? Right? So let’s use that technique to factor this
trinomial, okay? So, look at the leading term x squared, we can break it apart as x
times x right? Now, look at the constant term, positive
5. Well, positive 5 can be positive times positive 1. Right? Because positive 5
times positive 1 is positive 5. But is zero another option? Yes. Negative 5 times
negative 1 is also positive 5. Because negative times negative, we get positive.
And see, the negative is the better choice here because check this out, the middle
term we are looking for is negative. Right? So, negative should be the better
choice here. Okay? So now let’s do cross-multiply, then check. So,
cross-multiply this way, negative 5 times x, we get negative 5. Cross-multiply
this way, x times negative 1, we get negative x. And combine everything
here what do we have? After cross-multiply we got to what? Check, right? So that’s
why the technique is called cross-multiply, then check. Okay? So, now
we have to check here, so combine everything on the bottom line here, we
have negative 6x. Now you got to ask yourself, “Does this match the middle
term?” Yes, negative 6x. That means we are good. See? That means our factoring
is correct. So now, two factors. First factor is x minus 5. Second factor
is right here, x minus 1. Now the rest is easy. To solve this equation, wow
super easy. Ask yourself, guys. . . look at the first bracket here. What x value
will make this whole thing equal to zero? Well, would you say x must be 5
because 5 minus 5 is zero. Right? Now what x value will make this whole thing equal
to zero? X must be what? One right? Because 1 minus
1 is zero. And guess what? That’s the answer. Right? So the solution for this
quadratic equation is x equals 5 and x equals 1. So we have two solutions
for x.

### 37 thoughts on “ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Easily Learn to Solve Quadratic Equations by Factoring”

• November 13, 2016 at 2:13 am

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• November 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

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• December 2, 2016 at 6:13 pm

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• December 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Yes ,the time that is taken to explain what ever it is there solving makes all the difference.

• December 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm

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• December 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm

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• December 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm

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• December 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

i like how he says: " cross-multiply" so cute

• February 22, 2017 at 3:29 am

What if the polynomial equals anything that is not 0

• March 8, 2017 at 8:29 am

i used to do this with calculator cuz everytime i read the textbook about this, i'd get confused. but now i finally understand. Thank you.

• March 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

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• March 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

So I'm in advanced 8th grade classes and I know how to factor the polynomials. But, I am quite unsure of how to solve polynomial word problems, I get quite confused. Is there a site and/or video of yours that I can use to understand said problems?

• March 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm

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• April 1, 2017 at 12:48 am

What about for 4x^2 – 12x + 9 = 0 ??

• April 26, 2017 at 9:45 pm

You are one of the best teachers ever, im now starting to get to grasps with this subject thanks to you. Greetings from England

• May 30, 2017 at 6:53 am

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• June 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

great video has helped me so much thank you

• August 3, 2017 at 5:50 am

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• October 24, 2017 at 2:19 pm

I just entered College Algebra and this is more helpful than my professors notes, lectures, and textbook. Wow! Keep up the great work!

• November 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

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• January 1, 2018 at 9:15 am

The gentlemen in the video is awesome!  I wish all college professors can teach like him.

• January 25, 2018 at 11:28 pm

Lol I love how enthusiastic he is when teaching maths; I guess someone has to be!😂😣..

• February 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm

T-Minus 40 minutes before my math exam. Commence the studying.

• May 14, 2018 at 11:32 pm

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• May 25, 2018 at 11:57 pm

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• May 31, 2018 at 9:46 pm

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• September 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm

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• October 12, 2018 at 12:24 pm

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• November 6, 2018 at 4:23 am

Bless you! Thank you so much this is so clear I wonder how my teacher was explaining this to make me confused!

• January 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm

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• March 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

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• April 4, 2019 at 10:09 pm

Can you do m square +21m+100 please

• April 16, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Quadratic inequalities can you make a video for it

• May 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm
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