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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
try rearranging them \[\implies 5ab + 5a  2b^2  2b\] do you see how to factor it now? or no?
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missbempzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No... Like I want to be taught the process to fully factor it
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well the first step is to rearrange it (like i did)
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the next step...is to group the terms like this \[\implies (5ab + 5a) + (2b^2  2b)\] still don't see the factor?
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missbempzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah I see it .. So when you rearrange it... you do it according to the numbers and letters right?
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
because you want the common terms to be together
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missbempzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh okay, so for instance, if it said 6ab+6a, I would group that first? Does it matter which order it's in?
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it depends... remember: in addition there is a commutative property...that means order doesn't matter... but in subtraction...there's no commutative property
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
unless you do it like this 6ab  6a => 6a + 6ab that's fine.. but these are not equal 6ab  6a => 6a  6ab
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missbempzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh okay, so what would you do if it was in subtraction? Can you give me another question to solve to see if I understand?
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sure try this \[\huge 5xy + 10y  4x^2 + 8y^2\]
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's a bit different since you don't have same numbers here
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lgbasalloteBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sorry...i have to go now...
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