anonymous
  • anonymous
Can someone help me with factoring for a medal?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Factor completely 2x^2 + 2x − 24.
acxbox22
  • acxbox22
first simplify it by taking out a common factor
anonymous
  • anonymous
So 2, then?

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acxbox22
  • acxbox22
yes divide the whole expression by 2 so it will be easier to factor
anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright, so I got x^2 + x - 12
acxbox22
  • acxbox22
looks good now you look for two numbers that when multiplied together give you -12 but when added together give you 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
Why 1?
acxbox22
  • acxbox22
1 is the coefficient for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ah, okay. Give me a minute
anonymous
  • anonymous
4 and -3?
acxbox22
  • acxbox22
yep now you put it into the blanks here |dw:1434582773871:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
So will there always be a set of parenthesis with a + and the other with a -?
acxbox22
  • acxbox22
no, only in this case since there is NEGATIVE 3 and POSITIVE 4
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh, okay. Thank you so much for walking me through this!
acxbox22
  • acxbox22
no problem :)

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