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    factoring trinomials

    how do you factor this?
    x squared -7x -10

    please answer as soon as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommyneedshelp View Post
    how do you factor this?
    x squared -7x -10

    please answer as soon as possible
    are you sure it's not: x^2-7x+10
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    yes I am sure it is not
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommyneedshelp View Post
    how do you factor this?
    x squared -7x -10

    please answer as soon as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommyneedshelp View Post
    yes I am sure it is not
    You'll need the quadratic formula for it then I'm afraid.

    x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}

    x = \frac{-(-7) \pm \sqrt{49-4(1)(-10)}}{2(1)}
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