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    Question factor polynomial

    5r^2 -3r + 7

    Nothing factors into this right? It's a trick question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpoma View Post

    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.
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    Red face

    That is what I thought so I my answer would be (can not factor)?
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    If all the question asks is for you to factorise it, then yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chella182 View Post
    If all the question asks is for you to factorise it, then yes.

    Thank you very much for your help!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chella182 View Post
    If all the question asks is for you to factorise it, then yes.
    What she said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpoma View Post
    5r^2 -3r + 7

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