Alex_Mattucci
  • Alex_Mattucci
What does it mean to write the expression x^2 + 2x - 24 as a product of two linear expressions?
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Nnesha
  • Nnesha
factor
Alex_Mattucci
  • Alex_Mattucci
So just factor it? That is it?
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yep

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Alex_Mattucci
  • Alex_Mattucci
I thought all that fancy text was supposed to mean something? All well, that is pretty easy!!!
Alex_Mattucci
  • Alex_Mattucci
Thanks for the help!!!
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
factor of that equation would be like (x-b)(x+b) which is same as linear equation y=mx+b
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
np o^_^o
Alex_Mattucci
  • Alex_Mattucci
Does all this fancy text also just mean to factor? Rewrite x^2 - 8x + 16 as a square of a linear expression.
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
lol i feeeel ya ;-^
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yes right there is a word `square` that means u answer would be (x-h)^2 you will get same parentheses here is an example x^2+4x+4 we need two number when we multiply them we should get product of AC =4 times 1 =4 and when we add/subtract them we should get middle which is also 4 in this question so 2 times 2 =4 2+2=4 factors are (x+2)(x+2) which can be written as (x+2)^2
Alex_Mattucci
  • Alex_Mattucci
So would x^2 + 2x - 24 be (x-4)(x+6)?
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
6 times -4 = -24 yes 6-4 =2 so yes
Alex_Mattucci
  • Alex_Mattucci
And so x^2 - 8x + 16 should be (x-4)^2, correct?
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
how ? explain plz :=)

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