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anonymous
 one year ago
what does it mean to factor 5x^2 − 20?
and then it asks how many factors are in the result?
anonymous
 one year ago
what does it mean to factor 5x^2 − 20? and then it asks how many factors are in the result?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To factor mean to find the factor of 5x^220. For instance, if we factor the number 6, we get 2 and 3 as factors because 2 times 3 = 6. This also works the same way for 5x^220 but there are tricks to finding these factors

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It means find the values of x that will satisfy the equation 5x^2  20 = 0

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@triciaal finding the x is not factoring is it? Finding x means finding the roots correct?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so what is the answer to this question? :o

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The factor.s are what is multiplied to get the product Factors of 5x^2 = 5 x x Factors of 20. ( Like your example with 6 )What numbers multiply to get. 20. 20. 2 by 10. 5 by 4.

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The "draw etc" is not showing here. Does anyone know how to get it here? On the iPad normally on the computer.

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Nixy because the highest common factor for what is given is 5. Then you can use (a +b)(ab) because that is for the difference of 2 squares. And of course the equation as in my original response
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