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: 9


Only if $b$ is negative and $c$ is positive

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If $b$ is positive and $c$ is positive, then there are no negative factors. If $c$ is negative, then one of the factors is negative. If $b$ is negative and $c$ is positive, then both of the factors are negative.
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