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Homework Help: Factoring polynomials

  1. Feb 15, 2005 #1
    What is the fastest and easiest way to factor these?

    ex. 3x^2+8x-3
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  3. Feb 15, 2005 #2


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    I started by looking for a root.
  4. Feb 15, 2005 #3


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    Remember, there are 3 usual methods for finding a quadratic root:
    1) Quadratic Formula
    2) Completing The Square
    3) Factoring
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