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Old 07-20-2007   #2
YvesBenoit
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(x-4)(x-1)

Alright, there are 3 steps. Each of these steps will determine a "part" of the answer.

First, take the first term, in this case, x.

x

Second, total up your integers. In this case, -4 + -1 = -5.

Third, multiply both integers. -4 * -1 = 4.

This gives x, -5, 4.

Each part must be raised to the power of 2, 1, 0, respectively.

Final answer (x^2) -5x + 4