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