posted by Kristiane on .
I need help on factoring monomials in quadratic form.
The problem is:
a² + 17a + 16
I know that the first step is to multiply 16 times the coefficient of "a", which is 1. I get 16.
Now I have to fill in factors that when multiplied, equal 16, but when added, equal 17.
So now I have 16 x 1 = 16
and 16 + 1 = 17.
And now I have to fill in the addition factors to make a² + 16a + 1a + 16.
I am just confused as to what to do next to solve the problem.