How would you factor 4x^2 + 9?
I think the answer has imaginary numbers in it, but how would you get the solution?
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4x^2 = -9
x^2 = -9/4
x = +/- SQRT(-9/4)
x = +/- 3/2(i)
Couldn't you just do the square root of both sides to get
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Oh yeah the +/-, but besides that, that way works?
Okay. Thanks :)
I suppose theoretically, we could use difference of squares to factor this, asserting that the expression can be rewritten as "4x^2 - 9(i^2)", which would factor into (2x + 3i)(2x - 3i).
In practice, however, we would simply say it is not factorable because we usually look for integers when factoring.
It says to find all real and imaginary factors. So it would be (2x-3i)(2x+3i)
ah, well, that may work for your situation then. :P
ive never been asked to find imaginary factors for polynomials in my algebra classes. D: