Can anyone please show me how to factor 2x^2 + 5x - 16? Thanks!

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## Answers (1)

Hello Sisi L,

the factors are not integers.

1: 2X^2+ 5X- 16 = 2(X + 4.342329)(X - 1.842329)

you can get these factors from the quadratic formula:

X=(-5/ 4) (+/-) SQR( 153)/ 4

x= -1.25 (+/-) 3.092329

x=-4.342329 or 1.842329