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x2-5x-6  as (x-3)( x-2)

Oct 19th, 2015

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x^2-5x-6

=x^2 +1x-6x -6

= x(x+1) -6(x+1)

=(x+1)(x-6)..............................answer


THIS IS THE CORRECT ANSWER ,we cannot write it into (x-3)( x-2)


and x= -1 or x= 6


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Oct 19th, 2015

Factor: X2-2x-8

X2-2x-8

(X-4)(x+2)

X-4=0, x+2=0

X=4, x=-2


What am I doing wrong here??


Oct 19th, 2015

what you have done is correct 

X2-2x-8

(x-4)(x+2)

x-4=0, x+2=0

x=4, x=-2


Oct 19th, 2015

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