 Factor Quadratic Polynomials - Maple Help

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 • Click on the button "Generate $p\left(x\right)$:" to obtain a quadratic polynomial. The polynomial initially visible is a placeholder only, and the other buttons are not enabled until this button has been clicked.
 • The factor-pairs for $a$ and $c$ are displayed, and the first pair for each is auto-selected.
 • Click on the button "Possible Factors" to see all the possible arrangements of the factors of the quadratic if the selected factor-pairs of $a$ and $c$ are used.
 • Click on the button "Factors Expanded" to see if any of the possible arrangement of factors on the left expand to the given quadratic polynomial.
 • Continue until the correct pair of factors for both $a$ and $c$ have been found, and the appropriate arrangement of the members of these factor-pairs leads to a correct factorization of the given polynomial. Factor-pairs for $a$      Factor-pairs for $c$         Commands Used