# Algebra

hello.i have to factor this expression.
3y^2-16y-12

i did my work and i got (y-4)(y+1)
is it right?

1. (3 y + 2)(y - 6)

posted by Damon
2. thank you!

posted by HI
3. You are welcome.

posted by Damon

posted by HI
5. Sure, fooled around with factors of 12
3 and 4 did not work, 1 and 12 did not work, so tried 6 and 2

posted by Damon
6. I wrote

(3 y - ) (y + )
and tried factors
soon saw needed
(3 y + ) (y - )

then fooled with 3 and 4 and then 6 and 2 until it worked

posted by Damon
7. i messed up on my math . i used -12 and 3. now i know why i messed up. thank you again.:)

posted by HI
8. No problem :)

posted by Damon

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