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How do you factor quadratics like this?

 

 

2x+31x-1

 Apr 23, 2021
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We can find the roots, which you can check later, I use the quadratic formula and find the roots, 

$x = -31/4 - sqrt(969)/4$

$x = 2/(31 + sqrt(969))$

 

We know that the standard form of a quadratic is $(x - r_1)(x-r_2)$ solve it from here

 Apr 23, 2021
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Heyy! In scenarios like this, the \(a\) coefficient isn't \(1\), so I would either factor it using decomposition or use the quadratic formula.

 

 

here's a article on decomposition (https://tentotwelvemath.com/fmp-10/factors-and-products/factoring-a-trinomial-using-decomposition/)

 

here's a article on the quadratic formula (https://www.purplemath.com/modules/quadform.htm)

 

 

Hoped that helped! 

AnxiousLlama

 Apr 23, 2021

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