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anonymous
 5 years ago
how do you factor this: 6x^412x^3+18x?
anonymous
 5 years ago
how do you factor this: 6x^412x^3+18x?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, so what's something they all have in common?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yep, so you could all divide them by 6x.6x^2 would be better, to get rid of the negatives. just an idea. so you would then have: 6x^2(x^2+2x18)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i decided to divide it by 6^2, because we want our first value to be x^2, not x^3. we must also remember that the 6x^2 didn't just poof away. so we need to keep that. next we're going to factor for x^2+2x18.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do you think you can handle it from there, or do you want me to keep on going?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so when we factor x^2 + 2x  18 the 6x^2 stays to the side?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do u mind helpin me with the next step?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so far i have (for factoring x^2 +2x18) x(x )(x )....do u have to find 2 numbers that equal 18?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes and yes. you can just ignore the 6x^2 for now, and add it in the end. and you do need to find two numbers that equal 18, not just 18.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so first start of by list multiples of 18

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok cool... 6 x 3 = 18

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so now i have x (x  6) (x + 3)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, so now multiply it out and see if you get x^2 +2x18

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait! i just noticed a huge mistake!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0we forgot to divide 18 by 6. so you need to factor for x^2+2x3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i hope i didnt confuse you!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so now find factors for 3. this should be easier

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0we could use 1 and 3: (x1)(x+3)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sry my computer froze ...im lost now

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so i shouldnt of used 18?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when we multiply that out, we get : x^2+2x3. which means this is right. remember how we divided 6x^2? well this is when we put it back. so the final factored answer is: 6x^2(x^2+2x3)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but where did the (x^2+2x3) come from?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nevermind...I figured it out! lol ...i strolled back up in the convo

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank u so much...i just have 1 more quick question if u dnt mind

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, remeber when we divided 6x^2? we forgot to divide that on 18x.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, lol. sorry for confusing you! i confused myself too. my cp kept freezing

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my comp was freezing too!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Um...I think you factored 6x^2 out of 18x.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when factoring 27^3  48x ... being that there is no common numbers between the both of them...what would be the 1st step?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well then they can both be divided by x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohh! wait a sec. what grade are you in?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so then i would have x(x )(x )...and then do i find #'s for 48?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0have you learned about completing the square?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0whoa! im teaching a 12 grader. sorry. im a freshie_

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it doesn't sound familiar ... im really bad in math, its like another language to me!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol well u did a good job helpin me on the 1st 1 =)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no prob, glad to help anytime

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the answer is : 6x^2(x^2+2x3) for the first one
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