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MertsjBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What do those two terms have in common?
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abb0tBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[3x^2(x^24)=3x^2(x+a)(xa)\]
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MertsjBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So you need to factor out 3x^2
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MertsjBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What is the other factor?
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MertsjBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you multiply that, using the distributive property, do you get 3x^412x^2?
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MertsjBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Then that can't be correct. It would be like me saying that the factors of 8 are 3 and 9. You would say that's not right because 3 time 9 is not 8. And you would be right.
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MertsjBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So you have to write factors that multiply back to 3x^412x^2
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