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Rebecca*

  • 3 years ago

how do you factor an algebraic expression?

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  1. Rebecca*
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1352133720543:dw|

  2. CliffSedge
    • 3 years ago
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    Find the greatest factor common to both terms (what divides into both evenly?)

  3. gabriel11
    • 3 years ago
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    6(3b-2)

  4. Rebecca*
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    @CliffSedge thanks! so what divides them evenly is my answer?

  5. CliffSedge
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    @gabriel11 , don't you find that insulting to @Rebecca* 's intelligence to not let her answer the question herself?

  6. Rebecca*
    • 3 years ago
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    THANK YOU!! ahah

  7. CliffSedge
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    It's not the entire answer, if just tells what to factor out. You leave what's leftover after dividing it out.

  8. Rebecca*
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    thank you!!

  9. CliffSedge
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    Let's try a harder example to make sure you get it. How about: 2a+10ab+14ab ? How would you factor that, @Rebecca* ?

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