# How do you factor a perfect square trinomial # 16x^2 − 24x − 9#?

##### 2 Answers

Jun 14, 2015

This trinomial can't be factored

#### Explanation:

D = b^2 - 4ac = 576 + 576 = 1152 is not a perfect square. Therefor, this trinomial can't be factored.

Jun 14, 2015

#### Explanation:

Perfect square trinomials are of the form:

It is still possible to factor