Help me factor x^2 -2x - 4 = 0 and 3x^2 + x + 3 = 0.
algebra - Kuai, Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:36pm
algebra - Steve, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:41am
you can tell there are no rational roots because the discriminant is negative. No real roots, no factoring.
You can factor over the irrationals or complex, though, getting