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Factor the polynomial x- 5x - 24. Write each factor as a polynomial in descending order.

 Sep 10, 2019
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x^2  - 5x  -  24

 

We  need two integers that multiply to  - 24   and sum to  - 5

 

- 8  and +3   will work

 

So....we can factor this as

 

(x - 8) ( x + 3)

 

 

 

cool cool cool

 
 Sep 10, 2019

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