How do you factor #2x^2 - 9x + 5 = -4#?

1 Answer
Jul 29, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

First, add #color(red)(4)# to each side of the equation to isolate put the equation into standard form:

#2x^2 - 9x + 5 + color(red)(4) = -4 + color(red)(4)#

#2x^2 - 9x + 9 = 0#

Now, by playing with the factors of 2 (2 x 1) and #9# (1 x 9, 3 x 3) we can factor this equation as:

#(2x - 3)(x - 3) = 0#