**Solving a Quadratic Equation by Factoring**

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**Step 1:-** Write in standard form. Rewrite the equation if necessary so that one side is 0.

**Step 2:-** Factor the polynomial.

**Step 3:-** Use the zero-factor property. Set each variable factor equal to 0.

**Step 4:-** Find the solution(s). Solve each equation formed in Step 3.

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**Step 5 :-** Check each solution in the original equation.