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  • 5 years ago

what is a factor of 2n*2-32n?

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  1. anonymous
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    i was thinking 2n-8?

  2. anonymous
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    Do you mean 2n^2 - 32n?

  3. anonymous
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    yeah

  4. anonymous
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    Well, both of the terms have a factors of 2n, so if we pull 2n out of both we get 2n * (n-16) = 2n^2 - 32n So a factor of 2n^2 - 32n would be (n - 16)

  5. anonymous
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    thank you!

  6. anonymous
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    no that answer is wrong it is 2n(n-16)

  7. anonymous
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    no it's n-16

  8. anonymous
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    because if it was n-16 how are you gonna get to 2n^2-32n

  9. anonymous
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    its factoring the binomial

  10. anonymous
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    No its not i have a factor calculator go to mathway.com

  11. anonymous
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    the binomial??

  12. anonymous
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    trust me its right. there are three options on my paper: n-16 2n-8 n+4 its n-16

  13. anonymous
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    Model_chic, 2n is a factor, as well as (n-16), both are correct. It would be good form to list both factors, but either would work if they just want one factor.

  14. anonymous
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    so wouldn't it be (n-16) (n-16)

  15. anonymous
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    please tell me how you got n-16

  16. anonymous
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    Lets look at the equation. It is 2n^2 - 32n. The 2n^2 part and the 32n part have a common factor. 2n divides nicely into both of them, when we divide 2n^2 by 2n we get n, and when we divide 32n by 2n we get 16. So we can rewrite the equation like so 2n * (n-16) = 2n^2 - 32n We can verify this is correct by multiply 2n and (n - 16) to get our original equation.

  17. anonymous
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    then it will just be 2n*(n-16) i just searched it up

  18. anonymous
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    i mean 2n(n-16)

  19. anonymous
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    Yes, but keep in mind, 2n is a factor, and (n-16) is a factor.

  20. anonymous
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    2n is also yhe gcf sp when you have your final answer the gcf will be in your answer

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