Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2+bx+c - 5.2 Exercise Set: 38

Answer

$(x+9)(x+2)$

Work Step by Step

The 2 numbers whose product is $ac= 1(18)=18 $ and whose sum is $b= 11 $ are $\left\{ 9,2 \right\}.$ Using these two numbers to decompose the middle term of the given trinomial, $ x^2+11x+18 ,$ then the factored form is \begin{array}{l} x^2+9x+2x+18 \\\\= (x^2+9x)+(2x+18) \\\\= x(x+9)+2(x+9) \\\\= (x+9)(x+2) .\end{array}
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