# 2 algebra problems with definitions

I’m working on a Algebra question and need guidance to help me study.

A SAMPLE IS ATTACHED BUT THE SAMPLE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON DIFFERENT NUMBERS OF COURSE

Use FACTORING to solve:

x2 + 3x – 18 = 0

Use the QUADRATIC FORMULA to solve:

(a – 2) ^ 2 = 8

• For the factoring problem, be sure you show all steps to the factoring and solving. Show a check of your solutions back into the original equation.
• For the quadratic formula problem, be sure that you use readable notation while you are working the computational steps. Refer to the Inserting Math Symbols handout for guidance with formatting.
• Present your final solutions as decimal approximations carried out to the third decimal place. Due to the nature of these solutions, no check is required.
• Incorporate the following four math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing. Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.