Hint: If it can be factorized into two linear factors, it means that the solution set of the equation \(f(x,y) = 0 \) is 2 straight lines. What does conic sections tell you about the discriminant of the polynomial?
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TopNewestHint:If it can be factorized into two linear factors, it means that the solution set of the equation \(f(x,y) = 0 \) is 2 straight lines. What does conic sections tell you about the discriminant of the polynomial? – Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years, 11 months agoLog in to reply

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