Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-6 Factoring ax2+bx+c - Lesson Check - Page 520: 6



Work Step by Step

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 $pq=24$.
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