Write a perfect square trinomial equation in which the linear coefficient is
negative and the constant term is a fraction.
x^2 - x + 1/4 = 0
(x - 1/2)(x -1/2) = 0
x = 1/2
explain why t2 + 22t + 121 = 246
cannot be solved by factoring and a description of the steps.
Re-written, t2 + 22t + 121 = 246 is
t^2 + 22t +121 - 246 = 0
= t^2 + 22t - 125 = 0
There are no factors of -125 which added together will equal the linear coefficient 22.
So, it cannot be solved by factoring.
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