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Scenario: The Stage Instructions: View the video found on page 1 of this Journal activity. Using the information provided in the video, answer the questions below. Show your work for all calculations. 1. Complete the table to summarize each student's suggestion for figuring out the equation: ( 2 points : 1 point for each row of the chart) Width = w Length = w - 3 Area = (w - 3) = 350 2. Malcolm and his bandmate have different ideas for figuring out the equation. Which one do you think will make it easiest to solve the equation? Why? ( 2 points ) This trinomial would be easily solved by using Malcolm's idea. AS Malcom pointed out, you just need to apply a formula to manipulate the equation then you can find the roots. Finding the factors of 350 just to solve the trinomial would be the hard way to go since you would be considering a lot of different factors. 3. Malcolm's bandmate starts by making a factor table for w 2 – 3 w – 350 = 0. He is looking for the factors ( w + p )( w + q ) = 0, where p q = –350 and p + q = –3.
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