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anonymous
 one year ago
factor completely: 36a^2  24a + 4
anonymous
 one year ago
factor completely: 36a^2  24a + 4

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jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Hey @lauraoar First we need to find the GCF. What is the largest number that divides evenly into 36a2, −24a, and 4?

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Correct What is the highest degree of a that divides evenly into 36a2, −24a, and 4?

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3So there is none :D So the GCF=?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is the answer 4(3a1)^2

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Good :D So now we have the GCF and now we have to factor out the GCF. Put the GCF as the first term Then, in parentheses, divide each term by the GCF so we have \[4(\frac{ 36a ^{2} }{ 4 }+\frac{ 24a }{ 4 }+\frac{ 4 }{ 4 })\]

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Now we simplify each term in the parentheses. What do we get @lauraoar

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3i see you have + the 24 is negative and we divided so it goes negative. And dont forget the a2 4(9a26a+1)

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3a2−2ab+b2 Rewrite it where a=3a and b=1 plug it in

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you could of used the quadratic formula

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3what do we get @lauraoar

jagr2713
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3@lauraoar did u get the answer or?
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