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anonymous
 5 years ago
4a²b  2abx INTO 2ab(2ax)
How do I change the first one into the latter?
anonymous
 5 years ago
4a²b  2abx INTO 2ab(2ax) How do I change the first one into the latter?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0take out the greatest common factor

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so i have 2ab(?????) whats the next step?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't read the answer, do the problem if you divide 4 by 2?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The 2ab is what you are taking out, what you are dividing by. So you divide the first part 4a^2b by 2ab.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0divide? i thought i was supposed to multiply, how does one divide 4a^2b by 2ab?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think you should start on a simpler problem

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the earlier problems on this page were very simple, this is just the next step :S

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0These questions usually say something like simplify. In order to simplify you divide by the common factor eg 42 can be written as 2(21)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Factor out a 2ab since they have it in common to get: 2ab(2ax).

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0simplifying is what i was doing in the last chapter, this chapter i'm turning 4a²b  2abx into 2ab(2ax), i dont know what thats called in english

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Smorlaz, i've factored them out, what i dont get is how to get the (2ax) part in that result ??

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let me try to explain it, when you do factor out 2ab for each, what is left over is (2ax). 2ab is a common factor for the original equation. When you multiply 2ab(2ax), you get 2a^2b  2abx.
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