# How do you factor #2x^2 + 14x - 16#?

##### 2 Answers

Sep 28, 2015

#### Explanation:

First you factorise the entire polynomial by 2

Then, you would like to find two numbers that add together to give

You will find these two numbers are +8 and -1.

Use that information to factorise the expression.

Finally, Multiply the 2 back into one of the brackets.

Hope that helps

Sep 28, 2015

#### Explanation:

Factor out the GCF

Factor

Find two numbers that when added equal