# Math Help - Factoring

1. ## Factoring

can -sin^2+ (sin)(cos) + 1 be factored, if so into what

2. Originally Posted by rabidsquirrel
can -sin^2+ (sin)(cos) + 1 be factored, if so into what
$-\sin^2 x + (\sin x)(\cos x) + 1$ is the same as $1 - \sin^2 x + (\sin x)(\cos x) = \cos^2 x + (\sin x) (\cos x) \, .......$

3. Originally Posted by mr fantastic
$-\sin^2 x + (\sin x)(\cos x) + 1$ is the same as $1 - \sin^2 x + (\sin x)(\cos x) = \cos^2 x + (\sin x) (\cos x) \, .......$
thank you