Example35 - If, however, a 1 (that is, the first term has a...

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Example 5 Factor  x 2  – 5  x  – 14.  x  – 7)(  x  + 2)  Notice that 7 × 2 = 14 and 7 – 2 = 5, the coefficient of the middle term. Also note that the sign of the  larger factor, 7, is –, while the other factor, 2, has a + sign. To check, 
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Unformatted text preview: If, however, a 1 (that is, the first term has a coefficientfor example, 4 x 2 +5 x + 1), then additional trial and error will be necessary....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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