Question 353715
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2. I presume you mean that the coefficient on the first degree term is negative and the coefficient on the constant term is positive.  That means when you FOIL the original pair of binomials, the sum of two negative numbers is negative and the product of the two negative numbers is positive, hence your factors are of the form *[tex \Large \left(x\ -\ \alpha_1\right)\left(x\ -\ \alpha_2\right)]

John
*[tex \LARGE e^{i\pi} + 1 = 0]
My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it
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