Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 8 - Cumulative Review Exercises - Page 621: 12


$$(x - 11)(x - 7)$$

Work Step by Step

To factor this polynomial, we want to see the combinations of factors for $77$ that will add up to $-18$, the coefficient for the middle term: The factors for $77$ are: $77$ and $1$ or $-77$ and $-1$ $11$ and $7$ or $-11$ and $-7$ The factors $-11$ and $-7$ will work in this case because when added up, they equal $-18$: $$(x - 11)(x - 7)$$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.