Here is an example of how to solve a quadratic equation by factoring.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First understand that not all quadratic equations can be factored; if the equation can be factored follow these steps
2. Factor the quadratic equation into two factors- i.e. two binomials or a monomial and binomial
3. Set each of the two factors equal to zero and solve for the variable- these are your two solutions

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations