# Can #y=x^3-3x^2-10x # be factored? If so what are the factors ?

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Jul 11, 2017

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Inspection reveals that all three terms have

LHS can be written as

The quadratic in the brackets can be factorized by splitting the middle term

Hence factors are

Jul 12, 2017

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Take out the common factor of

To factorise the quadratic trinomial, find factors of

Their signs must be different, but there must be more negatives.

This gives: