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The teacher has written an equation of the form \(p(x) = 0\) on the board, where \(p(x)\) is a quadratic, but Heather can't read the linear term. She can see that the quadratic term is \(4x^2\) and that the constant is -24. She asks her neighbor, Noel, what the linear term is.

Noel decides to tease her and just says, ``One of the roots is 4.''

Heather then says, ``Oh, thanks!''

She then correctly writes down the linear term. What was the linear term? Write the entire term, not just the coefficient.

 

Thank you so much for all your help and effort!

 Mar 2, 2021
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Nevermind. It was -10x. 

 Mar 2, 2021

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