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santiagosoto
 one year ago
Factor completely: 2x3 + 6x2 + 2x + 6
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santiagosoto
 one year ago
Factor completely: 2x3 + 6x2 + 2x + 6 I will award medals

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SnuggieLad
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, this is going to be a fun one.

ivettef365
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you can divide it in 2 parts as follows: (2x^3+6x^2) + (2x+6) then simplify

ivettef365
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you get 2x^2(x+3)+2(x+3)

ivettef365
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that is equal to (2x^2+2)(x+3)

santiagosoto
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What happens to the GCF?

santiagosoto
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, so @SnuggieLad, would this be it, 2[(x + 3)(x2 + 1)]

ivettef365
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no, the GCF could be 2x^2(x+3)+2(x+3)

SnuggieLad
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ive you got this one.

santiagosoto
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ivettef365, how? Not all of the constants or coefficients have the x^2

ivettef365
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that is why it needs to be divided in two parts, otherwise the GCF for the whole problem would be 2

santiagosoto
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Which is what I thought.

ivettef365
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and then you have 2(x^3+3x^2+x+3)

ivettef365
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1but the question asks to factor completely

santiagosoto
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yea, 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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