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5x^2 + 26x + 5

Besides guessing and checking, is there any other way or "trick" (preferably not time-consuming) to factor polynomials whose leading coefficient is NOT 1? Thanks much!

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asked by Nikki
  1. No. But with some experience, trial and error is pretty fast.

    (5x +1)(x+5)

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