Question

Factor completely. Indicate whether the polynomial is prime.

$x^2-5 x-24$

Solution

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1 of 4We must factor completely the given expression:

$\blue{x^2} - 5x - 24$

Find two integers which multiplied give $\blue{x^2}$.

The factors are $\bold{x} \cdot \bold {x}$

Continue factoring:

$\begin{align*} &\blue{x^2}-5x-24 = \\ &=(\bold{x}+\_\_)(\bold {x}+\_\_) \end{align*}$

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