A two step process is shown here. First, as always, look for a greatest common factor (GCF) and remove it from all terms. Then second, the resulting quadratic expresssion can then be factored into…

This is a quadractic equation that can be factored to solve it. The zero product property allows writing the factors each equal to 0 and then solving those linear equatioins.

This type of equation is solved by factoring a GCF from both terms once the proper form is achieved. Then the zero product property allows the separation of the two factors into two solvable linear…