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# solve by factoring

3x^2+17x-46=

could have two answer I think

Is this expression equal to zero?

I will presume that the expression is equal to zero.

Solve by factoring:          3x2 + 17x - 46 = 0

Factor:                          (3x + 23) (x - 2) = 0

Set equal to zero:            3x + 23 = 0  and x - 2 = 0

Solve:                             x = -23/3, 2

Note, check by plugging the two answers into the original equation.  The -23/3 answer is a pain to check, but it did check out in the end.  It's good advanced arithmatic practice!