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sakigirl
How do you factor this? (Algebra 3)
hint: common factor will be 16 and x^2
I did that, but there are more steps to just that isn't there?
thats all there is - why don't you write out what you got and we can check if its correct?
think of there GCF, which is 16x2 then think about how you will get 64x^2 SO what do 16x^3 and 64x^2 have in common? x and 4 right!! so the you basically you get \[16x^2(x-4)\] Then you can check to see if thats right by using the distributive property!!
That's it? My teacher taught us to bracket our answers, and it just really confused me.
yea basically....if you have more problems you can just visit purplemath.com