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    Wink 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
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxorEl View Post
    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?
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