Quantcast

Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

misswiss123 Group Title

Factor the expression: x3 + 2x2 - 3x - 6

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Closed
  1. misswiss123 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Please help

    • one year ago
  2. SamuelAlden917 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    x^3 + 2x^2 - 3x - 6 x^2(x + 2) - 3(x + 2) (x^2 - 3)(x + 2) (x^2 - 3)(x + 2) or (x + √3)(x - √3)(x + 2)

    • one year ago
  3. jim_thompson5910 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    \[\Large x^3 + 2x^2 - 3x - 6\] \[\Large (x^3 + 2x^2) + (-3x - 6)\] \[\Large x^2(x + 2) -3(x + 2)\] \[\Large (x^2-3)(x + 2)\]

    • one year ago
  4. misswiss123 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    So what would I put down as the answer?

    • one year ago
  5. Reaper534 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    jim is right

    • one year ago
  6. jim_thompson5910 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    I would stop at \[\Large (x^2-3)(x + 2)\] instead of keep going to get \[\Large (x-\sqrt{3})(x+\sqrt{3})(x + 2)\] because most books I've seen factor over the rationals

    • one year ago
  7. misswiss123 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Thank ya'll :)

    • one year ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.