# Need help factoring polynomials

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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

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School: Carnegie Mellon University

When solving polynomials, I usually look at the last number first. You think to yourself, hmm, what two numbers can I multiply together to get that number?So let's take 54 for example... what two numbers, multiplied together, will give us 54? Well, there's more than one right answer: 54 and 1; 27 and 2; 18 and ...

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Good stuff. Would use again.

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