# Factorize:p2 + 6p – 16

Given,

p2 + 6p – 16

Now first find the numbers whose-

Sum = 6 and

Product = - 16

Required numbers are 8 and 2,

So we get;

p2 + 6p – 16

= p2 + 8p – 2p – 16

= p(p + 8) – 2(p + 8)

= (p + 8)(p – 2)

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