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Milton spilled some ink on his homework paper. He can't read the coefficient of $x$, but he knows that the equation has two distinct negative, integer solutions. What is the sum of all of the distinct possible integers that could be under the ink stain? x^2 + ?x + 10 = 0

 Aug 18, 2023
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x^2 + ?x + 10

 

Find all the  negative  pairs of  integers whose product = -10

 

(-10) (-1)  .....? =  -11

(-5)(-2)     .....?  =   -7

                sum =   -18

 

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 Aug 18, 2023

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