vivalakoda
Factoring help?
x^2+ 24x + 144
Can someone show me the steps on how to factor this?
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jayz657
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(x+12)^2
JenniferSmart1
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\[x^2+24x+144\]
so he gave you the answer....do you know how to get to that answer?
jayz657
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|dw:1350243132997:dw|
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@jayz657 Care to explain how you got it?
vivalakoda
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Thanks for the answer, but I really want to understand how to do the problem.
micahwood50
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What does this mean? @jayz657
jayz657
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find multiples that multiples to 144 and find terms that add up to 24
jayz657
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the numbers that meet those conditions are your factors
vivalakoda
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vivalakoda
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I still don't understand. But thank you
jayz657
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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
vivalakoda
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Yeah
jayz657
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i hope you got this
so after you get d and e
your answer will be (x+d)(x+e)
vivalakoda
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Makes sense.
Thank you!
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jayz657
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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