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Factorize:
3x2 − 14x + 8

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Solution

We have:
3x2-14x+8
We have to split (-14) into two numbers such that their sum is (-14) and their product is 24, i.e., 3×8.
Clearly, -12+-2=-14 and -12×-2=24.

3x2-14x+8=3x2-12x-2x+8 =3xx-4-2x-4 =x-43x-2

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