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3x^2+5x-1 can any1 solve this by partial factoring?

asked by Anonymous
  1. multiply 3x1 to get a product of 3

    can I find two rational numbers which, when multiplied give me 3, and which when added give me 5 ??

    Nope!

    so it does not factor over the rational numbers.

    posted by Reiny

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