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

##### 1 Answer

Apr 11, 2016

y = -(x - 1)(x + 3)

#### Explanation:

Since a + b + c = 0, use shortcut. One factor is (x - 1) and the other is:

y = - (x - 1)(x + 3)