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posted by sam on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:50am.
factor the following... x^2+8x+12
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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