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tpenn

  • 3 years ago

Factor: 2y^4-6y^3-8y^2

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  1. LogicalApple
    • 3 years ago
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    Do you see any factors that you can bring out front? Factors that are common to 2y^4, -6y^3 and -8y^2 ?

  2. tpenn
    • 3 years ago
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    yeah 2y?

  3. Argos
    • 3 years ago
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    2 (y-4) y^2 (y+1)

  4. LogicalApple
    • 3 years ago
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    I agree, 2y can be brought out. What does it look like factored with 2y in the front ?

  5. wio
    • 3 years ago
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    Factoring out \(2y\) leaves you with \((2y)(y^3-3y^2-4y)\). It can still be factored more.

  6. tpenn
    • 3 years ago
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    okay how do you factor further?

  7. LogicalApple
    • 3 years ago
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    Perhaps another y can be factored? This would leave 2y^2 in the front

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