anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Factor 3x^2y^2 - 2xy^2 - 8y^2. Show your work
anonymous
  • anonymous
@ybarrap @DullJackel09 @sweetburger @peachpi @yomamabf Can any of you guys help?
anonymous
  • anonymous
There's a common factor in each term. Can you find it?

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ybarrap
  • ybarrap
Hint: $$ 3x^2y^2 - 2x\color{red}{y^2} - 8y^2 $$
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry for the delay. Something came up.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So what do I do with the y^2?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Do I subtract them, add them, or...?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@sdfgsdfgs why are you constantly looking at this thread? You've been coming to this thread and going constantly for the past 22 minutes since I posted this thread.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry to get off topic ybarrap but I'm just really curious as to why he is constantly coming and going
sdfgsdfgs
  • sdfgsdfgs
sorry @HannahLovesYouAllot i will butt out now :P
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
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anonymous
  • anonymous
so (3x^2y^2 - 2x - 8y^2)y^2
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
Close $$ (3x^2 - 2x - 8)y^2 $$ See what we did?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh so you take out every one of the y^2. Alright
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
that's right Now factor this - (3x^2 - 2x - 8) hint: one factor is x-2 (x-2)(3x+?)=3x^2 - 2x - 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
Where did the negative thats outside the parenthesis come from though?
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
that's right Now factor this: (3x^2 - 2x - 8) hint: one factor is x-2 (x-2)(3x+?)=3x^2 - 2x - 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh okay, so it was a typo. I got confused for a second! Would the second term be 4?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Second factor I mean
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
Perfect! You're done
anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright, you made it look a lot easier! Thanks!
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
You're welcome

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