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these type always confuse me. solve: 3y^2 +6y + 2=0

Quote: Originally Posted by tori323 these type always confuse me. solve: 3y^2 +6y + 2=0 this cannot be factored. use the quadratic formula. what is the quadratic formula? The solutions to the equation are given by the formula: this is called the quadratic formula. of course, here you have y instead of x, but that doesn't matter

Quote: Originally Posted by tori323 these type always confuse me. solve: 3y^2 +6y + 2=0 a = 3 b = 6 c = 2 so x= -6(+-)Square root of(6)^2-4(3)(2) all divided by 2(3) By the way if your trying to do the discriminant it is b^2-4ac > 0, 2 solutions b^2-4ac = 0 ,1 solution b^2-4ac < 0 , no solution