# Is it possible to factor #y= 1/2x^2 + 3/2x -4 #? If so, what are the factors?

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Jun 12, 2018

#### Answer:

Yes

#### Explanation:

first consider y to be any number and its value not needed for the purpose of factoring

second multiply everything by 2

Now the x terms are in the standard

Since the C is -4 one binomial factor must be negative and the other binomial factor must be positive.

The B is +3 which means the positive binomial factor must be greater than the the negative binomial factor.

third used the information given by the B and C values to find the binomial factors.

The only factors of 4 are

The binomial factors then are