# How do you factor #2x^3+3x^2-16x-24#?

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May 25, 2015

Given

Regroup as

Extract factor from each pair

Extract the

If you are willing to employ irrational constants, this can be further factored (using the difference of squares) as

May 25, 2015

Notice that the ratio between the 1st and 2nd term is the same as that between the 3rd and 4th term. So grouping will work...