Avoid these common algebra mistakes and stop throwing away marks on homework’s, assessments and exams. Never waste these marks again!

Key Points

Cancelling in a fraction means dividing the numerator and the denominator by the same value

To square a bracket write the bracket twice and multiply them together 

Quadratic equations are solved by factorising and separating into two equations

Don’t confuse quadratic equations with linear equations which use a different technique

When you square a negative the answer should be positive

To square a negative use a bracket and put the squared outside the bracket

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