Is it possible to factor #y=3x^2-10x-14 #? If so, what are the factors?

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Mar 9, 2018

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Standard form of equation #y = ax^2 + bx + c#

#y = 3x^2 - 10x - 14#

#ac = 3 * -14 = - 42 = - 3 * 7 * 2#

#-14 + 3 = -11, -7 + 6 = -1, -21 + 2 = -19#

As combination factors do not add upto-10, it’s not possible to find the factors.

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