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    Expanding/Factoring Q. 2

    Sorry, yet another one.

    Is it possible to find the unknown value in the following expression. Explain

    (a+3)(a+__)=a+10a+6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constance
    Sorry, yet another one.

    Is it possible to find the unknown value in the following expression. Explain

    (a+3)(a+__)=a+10a+6

    Thank you again.
    No, assume a=-3 then the left hand side is 0 because a+3=0 regardless of what the missing number is it will still have to be zero. Yet, the right side would not.
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