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LyraElizabethAdams Group Title

PLEASE HELP!!!! How would you factor: -3x^2 + -2x + 14 = 0 Thanks! :)

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    You can't factor this but since you set it equal to zero, I believe you meant to say solve it

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    |dw:1336786604314:dw|

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    Oh, okay - I wasn't sure if it could be factored. So, yes - I guess it would be "solve it." Ha, ha - thanks for the correction. :)

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    |dw:1336786647520:dw|

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    x=-2.519146175 x=1.852479508

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    sometimes you can factor a quadratic to solve it, in this case, you can not factor it and therefore it is best to use the quadratic formula remember the decimal solutions are approximations the one I wrote above is an exact solution

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    Wow! Thank you so much, precal! I didn't expect to get such a nice, thorough answer! This really helped. Keep up the great work! =)

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    anytime :) I just love to do math and explain it

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    Well, that's certainly a rare gift! I don't know too many people who actually love math. Good for you!

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    There are many people at Openstudy who also, have this rare gift. Come back to this site and you will see many of us will help you as the problems get more complicated. I have also, encounter these kind and generous and wise people.

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    Good advice - thanks! I have been using this site, quite frequently, for the past couple of weeks. I LOVE it!

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