# Is it possible to factor #y=x^2-4x-3 #? If so, what are the factors?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 16, 2017

Factors are

#### Explanation:

When you generally say - Ïs it possible to factor **rational factors** of type

This is possible if the discriminant

Here in

as it is not the square of a rational number you cannot have rational factors. But it is still possible to have irrational factors.

As

=

and as

factors are