Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 5:54pm.

find the zeroes of the equation: x^2+x-6=y

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**DanH**, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 6:50pm
Start by factoring the equation. Do you know how to do that?

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**Anonymous**, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 6:54pm
is it using the FOIL method?

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**DanH**, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:01pm
correct.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:09pm
so i know its foil, but i'm not sure how to foil this one out.

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**DanH**, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:17pm
OK. x^2 + x - 6:

Start with (x )(x )

We have to figure out 2 numbers when MULTIPLIED by each other gives -6, and when ADDED together gives 1. can you figure out these?

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**Anonymous**, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:25pm
uhhh. no. i can't think of anything.

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**DanH**, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:30pm
how about 3 and -2?

So you have (x+3)(x-2) = 0

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