Hello

I am having some difficulty factoring the following problem. I would appreciate some help. This is what I have come up with thus far. See attachment

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- Aug 4th 2006, 06:19 AMpashahFactoring
Hello

I am having some difficulty factoring the following problem. I would appreciate some help. This is what I have come up with thus far. See attachment - Aug 4th 2006, 06:38 AMQuick
The question asks you to factor, while the quadratic formula just solves for x.

however you can't factor

but, you can factor into (maybe you just had a typo)

also this isn't an equation, it's an expression, but if you set equal to something, it becomes easy to factor. - Aug 5th 2006, 12:35 AMSoroban
Hello, pashah!

What you have written is correct ... so far.

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Factor the following equation. . . . not an equation

Use the quadratic formula to factor.

The solutions to the quadratic, when set equal to zero, are:

How about doing the arithmetic? .

Then write the factors? .