factoring a basic quadratic equation
Hello - this is two part question. First, can someone please help me factor this equation, or is this even factorable?
I've tried factoring this into either (2x-1)(2x-2) or (4x-1)(x-2), but as you can see I can't seem to find a number that will add up to 4x.
Secondly, once this is factorable, can someone show me how to solve this equation algebraically:
I know that I can substitute (using Princeton Review method to find answer) let's say 2 for x's and get the following, but would like to understand how this can be set up and solved for x:
26-11+1 = 16