Posted by **sam** on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:50am.

factor the following... x^2+8x+12

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**helper**, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:57am
list the factors of 12,

2 * 6

3 * 4

12 * 1

Now, when added, must equal 8

2 * 6 = 8

3 * 4 = 7

12 * 1 = 12

so, since 2 * 6 = 12 and 2 + 6 = 8

x^2+8x+12

(x + 2)(x + 6)

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