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anonymous
 3 years ago
HELP!
Factor completely.
3x^2 + 12x + 9
anonymous
 3 years ago
HELP! Factor completely. 3x^2 + 12x + 9

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1356819863638:dw

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So for example 3w^2 + 12w + 9 = 3(w^2 + 4w +3) = 3(w^2 + w + 3w + 3) < how did they get this part?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Looks like they just separated 4w into w + 3w ?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But if you are asking why they chose to do it that way, it is because this particular arrangement allows you to factor w^2 + w + 3w + w into w(w + 1) + 3(w + 1) = (w + 1)(w + 3). Alternatively you could have looked at w^2 + 4w + 3 and ask what two numbers multiply to 3 and add to 4? 1 and 3 Thus w^2 + 4w + 3 = (w + 1)(w + 3)

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohhh... Thank you so much!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I meant to say: w^2 + w + 3w + "3" into w(w + 1) + 3(w + 1)

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I will correct that to avoid ambiguity

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Er..cannot edit posts here ;( nvm.
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