Arturo O. answered • 09/30/17

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^{2}+ bx + c,

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asked • 09/30/17(3x+2)(3x-5)=0 what are the constants in this equation

This is an sat question

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Arturo O. answered • 09/30/17

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Pran J.

Are 2 and -5 constants?

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Arturo O.

In the context of polynomial functions, which I believe is the context of this problem, "constant" refers to the term of power zero in the polynomial. For a polynomial expression of the form

ax^{2} + bx + c,

the constant is c. In this particular problem, the constant term is -10.

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Michael J. answered • 09/30/17

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Multiply the left side out.

9x^{2} - 9x - 10 = 0

From here, you can find the constants.

Pran J.

why cannot I not say that the constants are -5 and 2?

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