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The derivative of the second equation is 6x +1 ]]>

2x^2+x-3=0

And then unfortunately you have to play a guessing game.

(2x-?)(x+?)=0

What two numbers multiplied together equal -3 and added together equal 1 (x)?

(2x-3)(x+1)

3x^2+17x+10=0

Know time to guess again!

(3x+?)(x+?)

What two numbers multiplied together equal 10 and added together equal 17 (x)?

(3x+2)(x+5)

I hope this helps you. I just did terrible (a low F probably) on a Calculus exam, so I am bummed. At least my first exam was an A.

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