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Although the Quadratic Formula always works as a strategy to solve quadratic equations, it is not always the most efficient method. For example, sometimes, a faster method is to factor and use the Zero Product Property. For each equation below, choose the method you think is most efficient to solve the equation. Homework Help ✎

*x*^{2}+ 7*x*– 8 = 0Note the expression in this equation can be factored.

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*x*+ 2)^{2}= 49Notice that 49 is a perfect square.

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*x*^{2}–*x*– 7 = 0Note the expression in this equation cannot be factored.

*x*^{2}+ 4*x*= –1Adding 4 to both sides will create a perfect square.