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  • 5 years ago

Factor 3a ^{2} -24ab+48b ^{2}

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  1. anonymous
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    do u know how to use the box/foil method?

  2. anonymous
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    kind of

  3. anonymous
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    ok well u can put it in the box thingy, what can u multiply to get 3a^2?

  4. anonymous
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    ummm...3and 2???

  5. anonymous
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    u multiply 3a times a to get 3a^2

  6. anonymous
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    oh ok thenwhat happens to the rest of the variables??

  7. anonymous
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    ok, so u have 24ab, now u need to find 2 numbers that will get u 24 when u add them and 48 when u multiply them

  8. anonymous
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    6 and 4 eqaul 24ab

  9. anonymous
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    and 8 and 6

  10. anonymous
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    did u draw the box lol, we have to be careful bc there is a 3, i dont really know how to explain how i drew the box xD

  11. anonymous
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    dont you use a factor diamond then you use the FOIL method?

  12. anonymous
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    Would this be the factored form (3a-8b)(a-6b)

  13. anonymous
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    ?

  14. anonymous
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    not exactly, if u give me a min ill try to figure it out :)

  15. anonymous
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    whats a min?

  16. anonymous
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    minute

  17. anonymous
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    oh ok go ahead. lol

  18. anonymous
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    I have the possible answers: A.(3a-8b)(a-6b) B.(3a-16b)(a-3b) C.3(a-4b)(a-4b) D.3(a-8b)(a-8b)

  19. anonymous
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    i think its c :)

  20. anonymous
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    u pull out the 3, then u r left with (a^2 -8ab+16b^2), when u simplify that even more, u get (a-4b)(a-4b) , 4+4=8, 4*4=16. I hope it helps :)

  21. anonymous
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    ok thankx

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