# How do you factor the expression 2x^2-5x-3 ?

Mar 6, 2018

the answer is $\left(2 x + 1\right) \left(x - 3\right)$
$- 6 \cdot 1 = - 6$ & $6 + 1 = - 5$
$2 {x}^{2} - 6 x + x - 3$
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$2 x \left(x - 3\right) + 1 \left(x - 3\right)$
answer$= \left(2 x + 1\right) \left(x - 3\right)$