Purchase Solution

Factoring trinomials

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

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


Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

This shows how to turn a trinomial into binomials.

Solution Preview

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: ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Geometry - Real Life Application Problems

Understanding of how geometry applies to in real-world contexts

Probability Quiz

Some questions on probability

Solving quadratic inequalities

This quiz test you on how well you are familiar with solving quadratic inequalities.

Multiplying Complex Numbers

This is a short quiz to check your understanding of multiplication of complex numbers in rectangular form.

Graphs and Functions

This quiz helps you easily identify a function and test your understanding of ranges, domains , function inverses and transformations.