## vivalakoda 2 years ago Factoring help? x^2+ 24x + 144 Can someone show me the steps on how to factor this?

1. jayz657

(x+12)^2

2. JenniferSmart1

\[x^2+24x+144\] so he gave you the answer....do you know how to get to that answer?

3. jayz657

|dw:1350243132997:dw|

4. micahwood50

@jayz657 Care to explain how you got it?

5. vivalakoda

Thanks for the answer, but I really want to understand how to do the problem.

6. micahwood50

What does this mean? @jayz657

7. jayz657

find multiples that multiples to 144 and find terms that add up to 24

8. jayz657

the numbers that meet those conditions are your factors

9. vivalakoda

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10. vivalakoda

I still don't understand. But thank you

11. jayz657

sorry i explain better so you have a quadratic x^2 + bx + c and the cross this shows this|dw:1350243509596:dw| so (d)(e) has to = c and d + e has to = b

12. vivalakoda

Yeah

13. jayz657

i hope you got this so after you get d and e your answer will be (x+d)(x+e)

14. vivalakoda

Makes sense. Thank you! :)

15. jayz657

haha np glad to help and make sure that there is no coefficient in front of the x^2 for this to work, otherwise you have to take it a step further