G Guest Guest Apr 7, 2006 #1 I have no idea on how to start this problem......... 2x^2-x=3 Can someone please tell me the first step to start off with

I have no idea on how to start this problem......... 2x^2-x=3 Can someone please tell me the first step to start off with

T TchrQbic Junior Member Joined Jan 5, 2006 Messages 109 Apr 7, 2006 #2 brianpadilla said: I have no idea on how to start this problem......... 2x^2-x=3 Can someone please tell me the first step to start off with Click to expand... Begin by rearranging the equation so that all terms are on the left-hand side and it equals 0. Then you can solve it by factoring.

brianpadilla said: I have no idea on how to start this problem......... 2x^2-x=3 Can someone please tell me the first step to start off with Click to expand... Begin by rearranging the equation so that all terms are on the left-hand side and it equals 0. Then you can solve it by factoring.

G Gene Senior Member Joined Oct 8, 2003 Messages 1,904 Apr 7, 2006 #3 One more hint. The answer is in the form (2x+a)(x+b) so you must find a & b so that a+2b=-1 and a*b=-3

One more hint. The answer is in the form (2x+a)(x+b) so you must find a & b so that a+2b=-1 and a*b=-3