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BloomLocke367

  • one year ago

How do I factor polynomials that are not quadratics?

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  1. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    I have \(6x^4-18x^3+12x^2\)... it's just been a long time since I've done this xp

  2. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    haha it's okay so first you have to find GCF(greatest common factor ) then you will get a QUADRATIC equation

  3. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    6x^2, right?

  4. Nnesha
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    it's a quadratic equation.

  5. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    yep right!

  6. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    and I pull that out first, right? I think I'm remembering now XD

  7. Nnesha
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    yes take out the common factor :)

  8. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    so I have \(6x^2(x^2-3+2)\)

  9. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    -3x****

  10. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    yep right

  11. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    sooooooo i have \(6x^2(x-1)(x-2)\)

  12. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    perfect!

  13. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    is that it?...

  14. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    i didn't foil it to check ur answer -1 times -2 =+2 perfect -1-2=-3 which is middle term perfect! so that's right

  15. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    yes that's it

  16. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    okay.. and I skipped two questions on this worksheet (I'm in precal and we're doing review but I don't remember how to do them) will you help?

  17. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    I'll open a new question

  18. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    i have to go sorry i'll be on after one hour i guess sorry

  19. BloomLocke367
    • one year ago
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    ohhh.. it's already 9 though D: I'll find someone else.

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