# Need help factoring polynomials

Anonymous
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### Question Description

Please help factor these polynomials. I would also appreciate if you can discuss briefly how you arrived at the answer, and provide tips on how to work on similar problems in the future. Thanks

1.)  x2 - 15x + 54

2.)   x2 - 8x - 9

3.) x2 - 10x - 11

4)    x2 - 6x - 16

## Tutor Answer

Lauryn1130
School: Boston College

So the first step you need to take in solving this problem is looking at the sign of the last number of the polynomial:x^2 -15x +54This determines what the signs inside the two parenthesis are going to be.If the sign of the last number is positive, + : then both the signs inside the parenthesis will be posit...

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