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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Claire needed to find a specific solution to the equation x2 - 4x - 32 = 0 What is the negative solution?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

can you factor this out...

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

let's see what you got :)

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

You want to factor out the equation. Find the common factors of (-32) and see which ones add up to (-4). With this you can find that the ones that fit this solution.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

The common factors of 32 is 1, 2, 4, 16, 8, and 32.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Okay, but it is negative so negative factors need to be listed as well.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Albany...I think you should factor this. that would be much easier for you to understand

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok 0,-1, -2, -4, ,-8,-16 rite

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

0 doesn't work, but yes. What numbers add up to -4 with those factors that also multiply to get -32?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

how do i factor this equation

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

|dw:1359436364661:dw| this is what I am looking for when I say factor

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Hr is correct....what two number multiply to get to -32 but add to get -4

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

(x2),(4x)

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

|dw:1359436474020:dw|

6 years ago
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