these type always confuse me.

solve: 3y^2 +6y + 2=0

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- Sep 2nd 2008, 03:35 PMtori323Another confusing problem
these type always confuse me.

solve: 3y^2 +6y + 2=0 - Sep 2nd 2008, 05:18 PMJhevon
this cannot be factored. use the quadratic formula.

what is the quadratic formula?

The solutions to the equation $\displaystyle ax^2 + bx + c = 0$ are given by the formula:

$\displaystyle x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a}$

this is called the quadratic formula. of course, here you have y instead of x, but that doesn't matter - Sep 2nd 2008, 05:48 PMj0nath0n3