Is it possible to factor #y=2x^2 -452x-68#? If so, what are the factors?
Step 1: Removing the obvious integer common factor:
From this point on there are no "pretty" factors but...
Step 2: Use the quadratic formula to find the roots
For the general quadratic:
#ax^2+bx+c#the roots are given by:
In this case
So we can continue the factoring as: