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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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\( x^2 + 7x = 0 \)
The expression on the left of this equation can be factorised as each of the two terms contains a factor of \(x\).
\(x(x + 7) = 0\)
Here there are two terms which multiply together to give zero. It is therefore true that at least one of the terms must be zero.
So either \(x=0 \)
Or \(x+7=0\) which means \(x=-7 \)
So the two answers are 0 and -7
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