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anonymous
 5 years ago
12ax^3+20bx^2+32cx
what does this equal when factored out??
anonymous
 5 years ago
12ax^3+20bx^2+32cx what does this equal when factored out??

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What factors do all 3 terms have in common?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dotn know none of tis makes any sense because my teacher doesnt teach any of the material he just throws the assighnmkent and tests in your face and expect you to know what to do

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, do you know what I mean by terms?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How many terms does the expression you gave have?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right. Ok so lets look at the first term \[12ax^3\] That's saying \(12 \times a \times x^3\) right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so 12, a, and \(x^3\) are factors of \(12ax^3\). But some of those can be factored further. 12 for example can be factored into what?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dotn even know what factors are so yeah

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok. Factors are like terms, but terms are for addition and subtraction. Factors are for multiplication and division. When I say \(3 \times 4\) = 12, I'm saying that 12 is the PRODUCT of the FACTORS 4 and 3.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So what are the different things you can multiply to get 12?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.04*3, 1*12, and 6*2 right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We will ignore the factorization using 1's because you can have infinitely many 1's when you factor something, it's not very useful. 12*1 = 12, but 12*1*1*1*1*1 = 12 also.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So lets look at the other 2 sets of factors. 4 and 3.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Starting with 4*3. Now can either of those factors be factored further?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Remember to ignore factorizations that use a 1.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right. So putting it all together we have that 12 = 2*2*3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And if we factor the other way 12 = 6*2 = (3*2)*2 We get the same thing 2*2*3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So no matter how you factor something you will end up with the same factors.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So we can say that 12 has two factors of 2. And one factor of 3.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now then, what are the factors of \(x^2\)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Remember that \(x^2\) = x*x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x isnt a number so it doesnt have factors

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is a number. We just don't know what number it is. So we can't factor further than x, but we do know that \(x^2\) has two factors of x.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right? Because \(x*x = x^2\)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok and a cannot be factored further cause we don't know what number it is either.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so now putting it all together we have that \(12ax^2\) has two factors of 2, one factor of 3, one factor of a, and two factors of x.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Whoops, it should be \(12ax^3\). So that's 3 factors of x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So now you try to do the second term.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.020 = 2*10 = 2*(2*5) Is that what you mean?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so what are the factors of \(20bx^2\)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0list them just like I did for \(12ax^3\)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're missing an extra factor of 2.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try it again with the 3rd term just to be sure you have it down.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont know anything for 32 other than 32 and 1

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well it's an even number right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So you know at least that it has a factor of 2.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So what times 2 is 32?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And if you aren't sure, how can you find out?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If 2*h = 32 then h = 32/2 right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry my computetr is being extremely tarded and its pissing me off but its 16

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry my computetr is being extremely tarded and its pissing me off but its 16

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok right. And what are the factors of 16?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And the factors of 8?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And 4 can be factored

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok let me show you a trick for keeping track of all this stuff.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://www.dabbleboard.com/draw?b=Guest666631&i=0&c=3653c1e6f8130c42c19163377ccd7be35dcb8560

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my computer keeps fluttering up and its pissing me off so i g2g
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