I have this quadratic:

-2x^2-19x-24

I need to find its zeros and factor it but I havent had any luck. I also tried the quadratic formula but it produces negative roots? any help is welcomed

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- Sep 16th 2009, 07:05 PMnascar77Trying to find the zeros of a quadratic?
I have this quadratic:

-2x^2-19x-24

I need to find its zeros and factor it but I havent had any luck. I also tried the quadratic formula but it produces negative roots? any help is welcomed - Sep 16th 2009, 07:18 PMProve It
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Do you know about the discriminant?

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If the discriminant is positive, we have two solutions, if it is 0 we have one solution, and if it is negative we don't have any solutions.

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Since this is positive, there are two solutions.

The solutions are given by

or

or . - Sep 16th 2009, 08:14 PMnascar77
thank you