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 - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 504: 41


a) Both $p$ and $q$ have the same sign (both are either positive or negative). b) $p$ and $q$ have opposite signs.

Work Step by Step

a) If both $p$ and $q$ are negative, then $c$ is positive. If both $p$ and $q$ are positive, then $c$ is positive. b) For $c$ to be negative, either $p$ or $q$ must be negative. However, both $p$ and $q$ cannot be positive or negative. (Otherwise, $c$ is positive.)
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