Algebra 1

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

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - Concept Byte - Using Models to Factor - Page 499: 7


The only factors of 3 are 1 and 3, and the sum of 1 and 3 is 4.

Work Step by Step

With $2x$ as the middle term, two integers would have to add to 2 and multiply to 3. Since the only factors of 3 are 1 and 3 (and they add to 4), there are no integer solutions to factoring the trinomial.
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