## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$pq=24$.
When factoring, we find factors (p and q) of $ac$ that have a sum of $b$. Then we rewrite the trinomial as $ax^{2}+px+qx+c$ and apply the Distributive Law... Here, $a=8,\ c=3,\qquad ac=24$ $ac=pq\quad$ so $pq=24$.