A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

An expression is shown below: 3x^3y + 12xy - 9x^2y - 36y Part A: Rewrite the expression so that the GCF is factored completely. Show the steps of your work. Part B: Rewrite the expression completely factored. Show the steps of your work. (4 points) Part C: If the two middle terms were switched so that the expression became 3x^3y - 9x^2y + 12xy - 36y, would the factored expression no longer be equivalent to your answer in part B? Explain your reasoning.

  • This Question is Open
  1. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    first deal with the numbers what is the GCF of 3 ,9 12 and 36?

  2. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    GCF being the greatets number which divides exactly into all 4 numbers

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    ok thank you... what about parts B and C??

  4. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    well to find the GCF we need to deal with the letters as well as the numbers - which letter is common to all 3 terms/

  5. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    x or y?

  6. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.