# Math Help - I need help with a Polynomial Equation ASAP!!

1. ## I need help with a Polynomial Equation ASAP!!

1. Explain in your own words how to reverse FOIL when factoring a polynomial of the form ax2 + bx + c when a = 1. Give an example with your explanation.

Thanks Alot

2. Originally Posted by LuxorEl
1. Explain in your own words how to reverse FOIL when factoring a polynomial of the form ax2 + bx + c when a = 1. Give an example with your explanation.

Thanks Alot
Since a=1 we have:

$x^2+bx+c$

Let the factors of be $r\cdot{s}=c$, then the coefficient of the linear term is given by the sum of $r$ and $s$, or $b=(r+s)$.

Can you see where I'm going?