Brianna C.

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What two numbers multiply to -14 but add up to -5? Also, what two numbers multiply to -40 but add up to 3?

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Mark M. answered • 13d

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Note that, in solving the quadratic, you are doing the mental math that you would do if you were guessing at the answer in the beginning, so making this into a quadratic does not really help (unless you complete the square or use the quadratic formula, which is clearly unnecessary in this case).
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