We are looking to factor 23x^2 + kx-5. Some values of k allow us to factor it as a product of linear binomials with integer coefficients. What are all such values of k?
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As 23 is a prime number we must have:
Multiply out the left-hand side
Compare coefficients on both sides.
Can you take it from here, remembering that the coefficients must be integers.