#1**+2 **

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

#1**+2 **

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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