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

Jun 9, 2018

$\left(3 x + 1\right) \left(x - 1\right)$
$3 x \times x = 3 {x}^{2}$
$3 x \times - 1 = - 3 x$
$1 \times x = x$
$1 \times - 1 = - 1$
$3 {x}^{2} - 3 x + x - 1 = 3 {x}^{2} - 2 x - 1$