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1-72.

Solve the following equations.

What kind of equation is this?

It is linear. Distribute and solve for

.

What kind of equation is this?

This is a quadratic equation.

What are three techniques for solving for

*x*?1. Factor and use the Zero Product Property.

2. Use the Quadratic Formula.

3. Graph and find the*x*-intercepts.

Set the equation equal to 0. Then factor and use the Zero Product Property.

Move all of the variables to the left side and factor out an

*x*first. Then factor the remaining trinomial.