# How do you factor the expression #10x^2-3x-1 #?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Look for a pair of numbers whose PRODUCT is the product of the first and last numbers

The two numbers that meet these criteria are

Rewrite the

Factor by grouping.

#### Answer:

Split the **middle term** (-3x) into **two separate terms** . Then, use **grouping** to complete the factoring.

#### Explanation:

Split the middle term into two separate terms so that the sum is still

Here is the new expression ...

Use **grouping** ...

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