How do you solve #(x + 3)(x - 1) = 0#?

1 Answer
Jul 30, 2016

Answer:

Use the zero product property.

Explanation:

To use the zero product property, let's remove the parentheses and set each equation (#x-3# and #x-1#) equal to 0. When we do this, we get:

#x+3=0#
#x-1=0#

From here, it's a simple one-step equation. All we have to do is subtract 3 from each side of the first equation and add 1 to each side of the second equation. This gives us our answers of #-3# and #1#.