# How do you factor #2x^2-x-3#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 18, 2016

#### Explanation:

Combine the factors of 2 and 3 so by subtracting you get 1.

The middle term is

Write the factors and find the cross-products:

We have the correct factors, now sort out the signs:

We need to end up with -1. (more negatives)

The top row is the first bracket and the bottom row is the second bracket.