Why can't this be factored?
Answer provided by our tutors
It cannot be factored in the set of integers.
However, you can factor in R (the set of real numbers).
If you solve the equation:
You can find the real roots (Click here to see the step by step solving for the quadratic equation)
And then the factoring is done by the formula:
3w^2 - 15w - 50 = 3(w - w1)(w - w2)
That is, if we plug the values for 'w1' and 'w2':