Sangeetha Pulapaka

STEP 1: Write the equation is standard form

Recall what is the standard form of a quadratic equation.

STEP 2: Factor completely

Recall how to factor a quadratic expression

(x+5) (x+1) = 0

STEP 3: Apply the zero product property/rule

Remember what is the zero product rule

(x+5) = 0 or (x-1) = 0

STEP 4: Solve the linear equation and get x = -5 and x = 1 as the roots of the quadratic equation.