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: 47


a) They have the opposite signs. b) $p$

Work Step by Step

a) With $b$ negative and $c$ negative, only one of $p$ and $q$ is negative (the other is positive). b) The equation factors to $(x+2)(x-15)$. $|-15| > |2|$, so $p$ is negative.
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