Solve each equation below for x. Show all of your work. (Your answers will contain the variables a, b, and/or c.) Homework Help ✎
cx − a = b
− b = c
(x − a)(x − b) = 0
ax2 − acx = 0
+ a = b
x = ab + ac
x = a or x = b
Factor and use the Zero Product Property.
Multiply both sides by c(a + b).
Subtract a from both sides and take the reciprocal of both sides.