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    Factoring trinomials

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    Find 16 different values for "b" that would make the following trinomial into two binomials:

    6x^2+bx-10

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    The best way to approach this problem, since the coefficient on the quadratic term is not one, is by grouping.
    It works like this:
    Consider the trinomial: ax^2 + bx + c
    We want to satisfy two conditions:
    1)find numbers whose product is ac and
    2)whose sum is b
    Let's call these numbers d and e.
    We can then rewrite the original problem as: ...

    Solution Summary

    This shows how to turn a trinomial into binomials.

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