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

##### 1 Answer
Jul 17, 2015

Factor f(y) = 3y^2 + y - 16
Answer: not factorable

#### Explanation:

f(y) = 3y^2 + y - 16

D = 1 + 192 = 193. D is not a perfect square, then this function can't be factored.