OpenStudy (diana.xl):

What are the factors of the polynomial x^2-14x +48 ? Select all that apply. (x+8) (x-6) (x-8) (x+6)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (diana.xl):

@hartnn

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

both x-6 and x-8 are factors

2 years ago
hartnn (hartnn):

what are the 2 numbers whose sum is -14 and product is 48 ?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

6 and 8 are the two numbers

2 years ago
hartnn (hartnn):

but 6+8 =14 and not -14

2 years ago
hartnn (hartnn):

let Diana answer...

2 years ago
OpenStudy (diana.xl):

-6 - 8 = -14

2 years ago
OpenStudy (diana.xl):

is this correct? sorry its lagging v.v

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

-6 and -8

2 years ago
hartnn (hartnn):

yes, thats correct so you split the middle term -14x into -6x-8x

2 years ago
hartnn (hartnn):

x^2 -6x -8x -14 factor out x from 1st 2 terms x (x-6) -8x -14 factor out -8 from last 2 terms x(x-6) -8 (x-6) finally factor out (x-6)! (x-6)(x-8) making sense?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (diana.xl):

yes! tysm! :]

2 years ago
hartnn (hartnn):

welcome ^_^

2 years ago