Question #661ce

1 Answer
Mar 17, 2017

Answer:

#(y+8)(y-6)#

Explanation:

We have to find two numbers whose product is #-48# but at the same time, whose sum is #2#. This is a sort of trial and error process and is not always the case; however in this example...

When we multiply #8# and #-6# we'll get #-48#

When we add #8# and #-6# we'll get #2#

So we have found our two numbers and we can write it factored form like so:

#(y+8)(y-6)#

Note: We can check our answer by factoring out or (F.O.I.L) which should result with what you started with.