x 2 - 14 x + 45. Factor completely ,i am lost.

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x 2 - 14 x + 45. Factor completely ,i am lost.

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rainyb wrote:x 2 - 14 x + 45. Factor completely ,i am lost.

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do you know the factors of 45?

they are 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, and 45. but i dont understand how to work this. Help

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rainyb wrote:they are 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, and 45. but i dont understand how to work this. Help

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don't forget the negative versions of the above numbers.... (-3)*(-15)=45

can you use two of those numbers (positive/negative) so that their product is 45 and their sum is -14?