# Math Help - factor polynomial

1. ## factor polynomial

5r^2 -3r + 7

Nothing factors into this right? It's a trick question.

2. Originally Posted by tpoma

$5r^2 -3r + 7$

Nothing factors into this right? It's a trick question.
Not a trick question. Just a polynomial expression that does not factor.

3. That is what I thought so I my answer would be (can not factor)?

4. If all the question asks is for you to factorise it, then yes.

5. Originally Posted by chella182
If all the question asks is for you to factorise it, then yes.

Thank you very much for your help!!

6. Originally Posted by chella182
If all the question asks is for you to factorise it, then yes.
What she said.

7. Originally Posted by tpoma
5r^2 -3r + 7

Nothing factors into this right? It's a trick question.
Use the quadratic formula to "factor it."