anonymous
  • anonymous
Factoring and solving polynomials?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What do you want to know about it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I struggle with factoring in general. If I give you an equation could you walk me through the steps, perhaps?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I can walk you through, but I don't know any magical secrets to factoring. There are about three different ways to factor if I remember correctly. It's been a while.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
The simpler of the two is 24x^2-8x.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok. The first thing that might make things look easier is to pull out a common factor of your coefficients. In this case, that means pulling an 8 out of 24 and 8.\[8(3x^2 - x)\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Now, look at what can be pulled out in terms of variables. Both 3x^2 and x have an x in common.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Pull that out too, and you get: \[8x(3x-1)\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Can either be pulled apart anymore?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no
anonymous
  • anonymous
You're asking me?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, I was asking you.
anonymous
  • anonymous
If they can't, you're done.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I only need Panther's help, dude.
anonymous
  • anonymous
About the only thing I really showed you out of that is take things at a snail's pace if you are new to it or don't have your confidence built up yet.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Eh
anonymous
  • anonymous
I have to take an algebra exam first thing tomorrow morning is all.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Just take it step by step. We could have simplified the coefficients and variables at the same time. Instead, by simplifying the coefficients first, it didn't require a lot of confusion in keeping up with too much. That's probably the best advice I can give you. I have to get back to work though. Good luck with your exam!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Don't leave!
anonymous
  • anonymous
D:

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