# Is it possible to factor #y=3x^2 +10x - 8 #? If so, what are the factors?

##### 1 Answer

May 10, 2016

Yes.

#### Explanation:

In order to factor this expression you need to find factors of 3 and 8 that add or subtract to give 10. Because the middle term is positive and the last term is negative the result must be arrived at by subtraction.

The factors of

By trial and error you can get