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

1. precal

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

2. precal

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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. :)

4. precal

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5. precal

x=-2.519146175 x=1.852479508

6. precal

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

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! =)

8. precal

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

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

10. precal

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.