Q: The sum or difference of p and q is the of the x-term in the trinomial?

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Suppose the trinomial is x2 + Bx + C You need to find a factor pair of C whose sum is B. If the factors are p and q (that is, pq = C and p+q = B), then the trinomial can be factorised as (x + p)*(x + q).

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One has an 'E' and one has a 'U'... simple ;P

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Suppose the trinomial is x2 + Bx + C You need to find a factor pair of C whose sum is B. If the factors are p and q (that is, pq = C and p+q = B), then the trinomial can be factorised as (x + p)*(x + q).

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