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    Factoring

    Hello, I'm having trouble factoring:
    -3x^2 - 4x + 4
    I'm trying to find two different x's because towards the end I'm supposed to have two solutions x = "something" / x = "something2".

    I'm stuck where I find two #'s that can make the middle term = -4.
    (x - 2)(x - 6)

    Assistance will be appreciated,

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbz View Post
    Hello, I'm having trouble factoring:
    -3x^2 - 4x + 4
    I'm trying to find two different x's because towards the end I'm supposed to have two solutions x = "something" / x = "something2".

    I'm stuck where I find two #'s that can make the middle term = -4.
    (x - 2)(x - 6)

    Assistance will be appreciated,

    Thank you!
    -3x^2 - 4x + 4 = -(3x^2 + 4x - 4) = -(3x - 2)(x + 2) = (2 - 3x)(x + 2)
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    Thank you very much! Makes much sense now.

    ...and I'll try.
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