Factor polynomials that can be factored as the product of a monomial and a quadratic expression, then further factor the quadratic expression.
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The quadratic expression x, start superscript, 2, end superscript, plus, N, x, minus, 8 can be factored as left parenthesis, x, plus, g, right parenthesis, left parenthesis, x, plus, h, right parenthesis, where N, g, and h are integers.
Al wrote that N could be equal to minus, 3.
Irene wrote that N could be equal to 2.
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