# How do you factor #6x^2+19x+3#?

##### 1 Answer

Use the new AC Method to factor.

Converted trinomial:

Compose factor pairs of (a.c) = 18. Proceed (1, 18) = 19 = b. Then p' = 1 and q' = 18. We get:

Factored form:

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Reminder about the Rule of Signs.

a. When a and c have same signs, compose factor pairs of c, or (a.c), with all positive numbers.

Example: f(x) = x^2 + 51x + 98 = (x - p)(x - q). Compose factor pairs of (a.c = 98). a and are both positive. Proceed: (1, 98)(2, 49). This last sum is 51 = b. Then p = 2 and q = 49.

b. When a and c have different signs, compose factor pairs of c, or (a.c), with all first numbers being negative.

Example. f(x) = x^2 - 11x - 42 = (x - p)(x - q). Compose factor pairs of (c = -42). Proceed: (-1, 42)(-2, 21)(-3, 14). This last sum is 11 = -b. Then the 2 real roots are -3 and 14.