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noseboy908
 one year ago
Need help factoring a few denominators. (Link to screenshot below)
noseboy908
 one year ago
Need help factoring a few denominators. (Link to screenshot below)

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tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You should not be struggling with the application of the Distributive Property. a(b+c) = ab + ac With only two terms, this is very commonly the case. x^2 + 3x = x(x+3)  Done. You will have to memorize a few patterns. One of the most important is a "Difference of Squared" (a^2  b^2) = (a+b)(ab) That is all you need for those denominators.

noseboy908
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How do those apply to the first denominator? It falls under neither category, as I can understand what you're saying.

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1difference of squares is the suggestion he made for the first denominator

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[x^24 \text{ notice this can be written as } x^22^2\] try to use the last formula he wrote to factor this

noseboy908
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ah, yes, so it'd become (x2)(x+2).

noseboy908
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright then, thank you @freckles and @tkhunny.
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