# How do you factor the trinomial #8b^2+2b-3#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Only factors of 3 are {1,3} so this is fixed giving the format of:

But we have a negative 3 so the signs for the factors need to opposites. One positive and the other negative!

Consider the factors of 8

So can we end up with 2 in 2b using these?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In attempt 1 the 2 in

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~