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Solving Equations

In previous chapters, when you have solved equations, you have put to work a variety of tools that have allowed you to manipulate the expressions and terms equations contain. These tools can be brought forward and extended as you solve polynomial equations. Table 8.1 lists a few of the fundamental concepts you work with as you solve polynomial equations. Subsequent sections of this chapter elaborate on these concepts.

Table 8.1. Concepts Related to Solving Polynomial Equations
PracticeDiscussion
AdditionThe addition property allows that if you begin with an equation such as a = b, then you can add equal values to both sides of the equation: a + c = b + c.
MultiplicationThe multiplication property allows that if you begin with an ...

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