# How does the zero factor property relate to factoring a polynomial?

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Sep 24, 2015

#### Answer:

Well, if you a polynomial is factorable then its roots/zeroes can be easily found by setting it to zero and using the zero factor property. Please see explanation below.

#### Explanation:

The Zero Product Property:

A product of factors is zero if and only if one or more of the factors is zero. Or:

if

Example: Find the roots of the polynomial by factoring:

Notice that