# How do you solve #6x^2 - x -3 =0#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

It is a matter of practice so that you get used to spotting the factors.

The only 2 factors you are going to get for 3 is 1 and 3. This is because 3 is a prime number. The thing is that we have -3 so one has to be positive and the other negative.

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Factors of 3 are only {1,3} because 3 is a prime number

Factors of 6 are {1,6} , {2,3}

Looking for -1 in

These factors do not work so revert to the standard solution formula:

where