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anonymous
 one year ago
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Kathy wants to factor x2 – 12x + 36 by grouping; however, Tom says it is a special product and can factor a different way. Using complete sentences explain and demonstrate how both methods will result in the same factors.
anonymous
 one year ago
I will give a medal to ever answers this. Kathy wants to factor x2 – 12x + 36 by grouping; however, Tom says it is a special product and can factor a different way. Using complete sentences explain and demonstrate how both methods will result in the same factors.

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Mertsj
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Kathy wants to replace 12x with 6x6x so she will have: x^26x6x+36 She will then group the first two terms and the last two terms using the associative property to get: (x^26x)+(6x+36) The first two terms have the common factor x. The last two terms have the common factor 6. Kathy will factor those out and get: x(x6)6(x6) She now has an expression with two terms. The two terms have the common factor x6. Factoring it out, Kathy has: (x6)(x6).

Mertsj
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Tom recognizes that x^212x+36 is of the form a^22ab +b^2 whose factors are (ab)^2 where a = x and b = 6. He replaces a with x and b with 6 to get the factors (x6)^2.
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