It's been driving me up the wall and this is the fastest math forum I've found on google.
Here's the problem.
8x^2-12X-6XY+9
How to factor???
Thank you in advance.
The given expression can't be factorised: factorise 8x^2-12x-6xy+9 - Wolfram|Alpha
Any expression can be factored if you allow any numbers (irrational and/or complex) as coefficients. Mr Fantastic is correct that this cannot be factored with integer coefficients which is what is usually meant by "factoring". Prove It is correct that what he gives is a factoring using irrational terms.