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The expression x^2 - 60x + 851 can be written in the form (x - a)(x - b) , where a  and b   are both nonnegative integers and a > b. What is the value of 3b - a?

 Dec 30, 2020
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x^2 - 60x + 851

 

factor(851) = 23*37

23+37=60

 

(x+23)(x+37)

a=37 b=23

 

You can finish it.

 Dec 30, 2020

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