anonymous
  • anonymous
Jerry skipped some steps and made and error in his solution. Explain the error in Jerry's solution below. Give the correct solution(s). x\left( {x + 6} \right) = - 5 x = - 5 \begin{array}{l}x + 6 = - 5\\x = - 11\end{array}
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  • schrodinger
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misty1212
  • misty1212
\[x\left( {x + 6} \right) = - 5 \]
misty1212
  • misty1212
just trying to figure out what you wrote
misty1212
  • misty1212
\[x(x+6)=-5\\ x=-5\\ x+6=-5, x=-11\] something like that?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
misty1212
  • misty1212
the error is that if \(x(x+6)=-5\) then it does not follow that one of those factors is \(-5\) we can only use that if it is set equal to zero i.e. if the product of two factors are zero, one of the factors must be zero

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