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  • 5 years ago

Factoring and solving polynomials?

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  1. anonymous
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    What do you want to know about it?

  2. anonymous
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    I struggle with factoring in general. If I give you an equation could you walk me through the steps, perhaps?

  3. anonymous
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    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.

  4. anonymous
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    The simpler of the two is 24x^2-8x.

  5. anonymous
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    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.\[8(3x^2 - x)\]

  6. anonymous
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    Now, look at what can be pulled out in terms of variables. Both 3x^2 and x have an x in common.

  7. anonymous
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    Pull that out too, and you get: \[8x(3x-1)\]

  8. anonymous
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    Can either be pulled apart anymore?

  9. anonymous
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    no

  10. anonymous
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    You're asking me?

  11. anonymous
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    Yes.

  12. anonymous
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    Yes, I was asking you.

  13. anonymous
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    If they can't, you're done.

  14. anonymous
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    I only need Panther's help, dude.

  15. anonymous
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    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.

  16. anonymous
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    Eh

  17. anonymous
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    I have to take an algebra exam first thing tomorrow morning is all.

  18. anonymous
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    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!

  19. anonymous
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    Don't leave!

  20. anonymous
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    D:

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