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  • 5 years ago

Hw do I comp,etely factor each polynomial 10x^3-4x^2

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  1. anonymous
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    2x^2(5x-2)

  2. anonymous
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    ok?

  3. anonymous
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    How did u do it?

  4. anonymous
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    ok - i loked for the highest common factor for the two terms 10x^3 and 4x^2 first the hcf for 4 and 10 is 2. hcf for x^3 AND x^2 is x^2 so 2 x^2 goes outside the brackets inside = 10x^3 / 2x^2 = 5x and -4x^2 / x^2 = -2

  5. anonymous
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    another name for highest common factor is greatest... or gcf

  6. anonymous
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    did u follow that ok?

  7. anonymous
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    yup thanx

  8. anonymous
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    fine - by the way its hcf in uk and gcf in usa - lol

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    They use them both up here in canada lol

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    oh - ok

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