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How do you factor the trinomial 6x2 - 13x - 63?

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December 10, 2012 1:28AM

6x2 - 13x - 63 = (2x - 9)(3x + 7).

6x2 - 13x - 63 since (6)(-63) = -(2*3*9*7) = (-27)(14),then -27 + 14 = -13, I write:

= (6x - 27)(6x + 14)/3*2

= (2x - 9)(3x + 7)