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Factoring trinomials: 2a^2 + 3a + 1  TOPIC_SOLVED

So, my problem is 2a^2 + 3a + 1. What I thought I had to do to factor this, would be to figure out what multiplies to equal 2 (2 * 1), and adds to 3. So, I figured it would be 2 and 1, making the answer (2a + 2)(a + 1). But when I checked it, this doesn't work. When I looked in the back of the book ...
by sundaybest
on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Intermediate Algebra
Topic: Factoring trinomials: 2a^2 + 3a + 1
Replies: 3
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