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anonymous
 4 years ago
2p^26p+20 Can someone help me factor this problem.? Im so confused.
anonymous
 4 years ago
2p^26p+20 Can someone help me factor this problem.? Im so confused.

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Factor the two out... 2(p^2 + 3p +10) Now you can see that (p^2 + 3p +10) becomes (p+5)(p2)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks LogicalReason that helped alot.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02p(p2)10(p2) (2p10)(p2) 2(p+5)(p2)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you're confused on how to solve these (look at LogicalReason's reply before this). Multiply the term before p^2, in this case 1, with the term with no x, in this case 10. Then find two factors of 10 that add up to 3. In this case, that's 5 and 2. Those two numbers become the two numbers in the new equation below: 2(p+5)(p2)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sorry, I had a typo. The two numbers you multiply are actually 1 and 10, so you need to find the two factors that multiply into 10, that when added together equal three. Logical's reply had (p^2 + 3p +10) when it should have been (p^2 + 3p 10). The factors are still 5 and 2, though. Just read the above comment, but replace 10 with 10 and it'll make more sense.
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