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SnuggieLadBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, this is going to be a fun one.
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SnuggieLadBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/factquad4.htm
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ivettef365Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you can divide it in 2 parts as follows: (2x^3+6x^2) + (2x+6) then simplify
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ivettef365Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you get 2x^2(x+3)+2(x+3)
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ivettef365Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that is equal to (2x^2+2)(x+3)
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santiagosotoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What happens to the GCF?
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santiagosotoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok, so @SnuggieLad, would this be it, 2[(x + 3)(x2 + 1)]
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ivettef365Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no, the GCF could be 2x^2(x+3)+2(x+3)
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SnuggieLadBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ive you got this one.
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santiagosotoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@ivettef365, how? Not all of the constants or coefficients have the x^2
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ivettef365Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that is why it needs to be divided in two parts, otherwise the GCF for the whole problem would be 2
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santiagosotoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Which is what I thought.
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ivettef365Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and then you have 2(x^3+3x^2+x+3)
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ivettef365Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but the question asks to factor completely
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santiagosotoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yea, so when you factor everything don't you get 2[(x + 3)(x2 + 1)] so when you distribute you get the original problem.
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