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3x²+3x-9=3(x²+x-3) is the only rational factorisation.

To take it further x²+x-3=(x²+x+¼)-3¼=(x+½)²-(√13/2)², difference of two squares.

This factorises: (x+½+√13/2)(x+½-√13/2) making the complete factorisation:

3(x+½+√13/2)(x+½-√13/2). Note that √13/2 is to be interpreted (√13)/2, NOT √(13/2).

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