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p2+24p+23

Guest Sep 4, 2017

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Let me try and allow you to visualize this method. I made a square with 2 numbers in it!

 

 

We must find 2 numbers that multiply to 23 and add to get 24. What could that be? Well, if you think about it for some time, you'll notice that this is the solution. I have created a box for that, too:

 

 

Since the coefficient of the quadratic term is 1, we can factor it immediately as \((p+23)(p+1)\)

TheXSquaredFactor  Sep 4, 2017
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Best Answer

Let me try and allow you to visualize this method. I made a square with 2 numbers in it!

 

 

We must find 2 numbers that multiply to 23 and add to get 24. What could that be? Well, if you think about it for some time, you'll notice that this is the solution. I have created a box for that, too:

 

 

Since the coefficient of the quadratic term is 1, we can factor it immediately as \((p+23)(p+1)\)

TheXSquaredFactor  Sep 4, 2017

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