lamthornhill
The factor polynomial for the perimeter.......
2x^2+18x+36



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helder_edwin
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i don't understand. do u have to factor this polynomial?

lamthornhill
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yes, it's the second part of the questions...... basically it wanting the number that will multiply to 36 and add to 18

Decart
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(2x+6)(x+6)

lamthornhill
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decart that was the wrong answer......... the answer was 2(x+6)(x+3).

helder_edwin
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no. that is the right answer.
what u just wrote is exactly the same.

lamthornhill
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they want the answer to look like what I just wrote on here........

Decart
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2(x+9+18)

Decart
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then factor further

lamthornhill
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I'm having to do a completely different one now so that I can get full credit for the problem