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The expression $3y^2-y-24$ can be written as $(3y + a)(y + b),$ where $a$ and $b$ are integers. What is $a - b$?

 Aug 27, 2022
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factor it.

(3y + 8)(y - 3)

 

a = 8

 

b = -3

 

a - b = 11

 Aug 28, 2022

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