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6th Edition

Stewart + 5 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780840068071

Chapter 1.3, Problem 2E

To determine

**To fill:** The blank in the statement “To factor the trinomial

Expert Solution

The complete statement is “To factor the trinomial

The given trinomial is

It is known that, the general form of trinomial is

To factor a trinomial choose numbers *r* and *s* such that

In the trinomial

Note that

Therefore, the factorization will be as

Thus, the complete statement is “To factor the trinomial