Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-5 Factoring X(squared) + bx + c - Lesson Check - Page 503: 3



Work Step by Step

List the pairs of numbers whose product is 40. 1,40 2,20 4,10 5,8 Determine which pair has a difference of 3. Since 3 is the coefficient of p and the third term is subtracted, the expressions of the binomial will be one addition and one subtraction. $8-5=3$ $p^2+3p-40=(p+8)(p-5)$
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