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lisa123

  • one year ago

factor 2(x + 1)(x − 3)2 − 3(x + 1)2(x − 3)

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    did u mean 2(x+1)(x-3)^2 - 3(x+1)^2(x-3)

  2. lisa123
    • one year ago
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    yes sorry

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    (x-3)(-x^2+2x-9)

  4. lisa123
    • one year ago
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    how did you get that

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    We need to factor the GCF (Greatest Common Factor). The resulting term is a product of the GCF and the original expression divided by the GCF.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The GCF is (x+1)(x-3)

  7. lisa123
    • one year ago
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    okay then im left with 2(x-3) -3(x+1)?

  8. lisa123
    • one year ago
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    @Giantclan

  9. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    so that becomes 2x - 3x -6 - 3 = -x - 9 so if you take the GCF (x +1)(x -3) have (x +1)(x-3)(-x - 9) = -(x + 1)(x-3)(x + 9)

  10. lisa123
    • one year ago
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    thank you!

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