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how do I factor x^+5X+4? Keenan 

Hi Keenan, Do you mean x^{2} + 5x + 4? If so then the coefficient of x^{2} is 1 so I know the factors will look like
Also all the terms are positive so I know the factors will look like
The constant term is 4 which can be factored two ways
Thus if x^{2} + 5x + 4 factors it is either
Penny 

