Practice with Factoring Trinomials (a = 1) Topic Index | Algebra Index | Regents Exam Prep Center

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 1. x2 + 5x + 6 Choose: (x + 1) (x + 6) (x + 3) (x + 2) (x + 5) (x + 1) (x + 6) (x - 1) Explanation What two numbers when multiplied will give 6, and when added will give 5?  Answer is 3 and 2.

 2. y2 - y - 6 Choose: (y - 6) (y - 1) (y - 5) (y - 1) (y - 3) (y + 2) (y + 3) (y - 2) Explanation What two numbers when multiplied will give -6, and when added will give -1?  Answer is -3 and 2.

 3. m2 - 5m - 24 Choose: (m - 8) (m + 3) (m + 8) (m - 3) (m - 12) (m + 2) (m - 6) (m + 4) Explanation What numbers when multiplied will give -24, and when added will give -5?  Answer is -8 and 3.

 4. x2 + 13x + 42 Choose: (x - 7) (x - 6) (x + 42) (x + 1) (x + 13) (x + 42) (x + 7) (x + 6) Explanation What two numbers when multiplied will give 42, and when added will give 13?  Answer is 6 and 7.

 5. x2 + 7x - 60 Choose: (x + 10) (x - 6) (x + 12) (x + 5) (x + 12) (x - 5) (x + 10) (x + 6) Explanation What two numbers when multiplied will give -60, and when added will give 7?  Answer is 12 and -5.

 6. a2 - 21a + 104 Choose: (a + 8) (a - 13) (a - 8) (a + 13) (a - 26) (a - 4) (a - 8) (a - 13) Explanation What two numbers when multiplied will give 104, and when added will give -21?  Answer is -8 and -13.

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