Please solve 7d^2-21d?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    We have 7d^2 - 21d to solve. Here's the solution:

    Given: 7d^2 - 21d

    We take out d has the common factor. This gives us:

    7d (d - 3) (this is a half equation)

    We need to make 7d (d - 3) into a FULL equation. To do this, we'll equate 7d (d-3) to 0. This gives us:

    7d (d - 3) = 0

    Now we have to ask ourself "what value of d will make the left hand side of the equation equal to 0.

    One value is d = 0. If d = 0 then left side will become 0 and we'll have 0 = 0. So thats one answer

    another value is d = 3. if d = 3, then the bracket (3-3) will give us 0 and 0 multiplied by anything is 0.

    So the answer is : d = 0 and d = 3

    For these kind of equations, the idea is to find for which value the equation will balance. (left side = right side).

  • 9 years ago

    factor it, i.e. take "7d" out of both of them because it is the highest amount that you can divide by in both of them

    7d(d-3)

    can you take it from there buddy? solve 7d for zero, and solve d-3 for zero

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