Practise solving quadratic equations algebraically with this self-marking exercise.

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This is level 1; A quadratic equation presented in a factorised form. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 correct.

 $$(x − 3)(x − 5) = 0$$ x = and $$(x − 4)(x − 6) = 0$$ x = and $$(x − 1)(x − 2) = 0$$ x = and $$(x + 4)(x + 2) = 0$$ x = and $$(x + 5)(x + 4) = 0$$ x = and $$(x − 1)(x − 5) = 0$$ x = and $$(4x − 1)(x − 4) = 0$$ x = and $$(2x − 1)(x − 3) = 0$$ x = and $$(2x − 3)(x − 4) = 0$$ x = and $$(5x − 1)(4x + 1) = 0$$ x = and $$(4x + 3)(5x − 1) = 0$$ x = and $$9(5x − 5)(4x − 5) = 0$$ x = and
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Factorising - Factorise algebraic expressions in this structured online self marking exercise.

Level 1 - A quadratic equation presented in a factorised form.

Level 2 - Two terms where the unknown is a factor of both. The roots are integers.

Level 3 - Three terms where the squared term has a coefficient of one. The roots are integers.

Level 4 - Three terms where the squared term has a coefficient other than one and the expression factorises.

Level 5 - The difference between two squares.

Level 6 - Three terms and the roots are not necessarily integers.

Level 7 - Mixed questions on solving quadratic equations

Exam Style Questions - A collection of problems in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).

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Example Level 1

$$(x − 8)(4x − 5) = 0$$

Here there are two sets of brackets which multiply together to give zero. It is therefore true that the contents of at least one of the sets of brackets must be zero.

So either $$x-8=0$$ which means $$x=8$$

Or $$4x-5=0$$ which means $$4x=5$$

Therefore $$x = 5 \div 4 = 1.25$$

So the two answers are 8 and 1.25

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