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Brendan E.

asked • 04/10/14

Find a,b, and c: x squared minus twenty-five.

The title tells it all. Find a,b, and c: x2-25

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Brendan E.

Thanks so much Mr.W I was just having a little bit of trouble with realizing the differences between a, b, and c, and which one wasn't there. I'm pretty sure that the answer is a=1 b=0 and c=-25. Am I right or am I wrong? If I'm wrong can you explain to me why? My teacher explained this to me earlier in the week and I'm not for sure but I'm pretty positive on the answer. Thanks for your time.
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04/10/14

Stephen W.

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That's right Brendan. Nice work! You are certainly welcome.
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04/10/14

Brendan E.

Sweet! I'm glad I understand it. Thank you Mr.W!
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04/10/14

Kyle S. answered • 04/10/14

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Brendan E.

Thank you so much. If the x2 or the x was a negative, would that make the a or b a positive as well or does that only apply to the constant?
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Stephen W.

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It would affect the 'b' term, but it wouldn't change for the x2 term, since any number squared winds up being positive.
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04/10/14

Brendan E.

Thank you Mr.W. Now I fully understand How to find a,b, and c while factoring trinomials. Thank you!
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