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anonymous
 one year ago
how do i factor this?
anonymous
 one year ago
how do i factor this?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i might know... multiply 2 • 3 = 6 split some way, 6 • 1 ?

SolomonZelman
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\large\color{black}{ 2x^2+7x+3 }\) \(\large\color{black}{ 2x^2+3x+x+3 }\) \(\large\color{black}{ 2x(x+3)+1(x+3) }\)

SolomonZelman
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and then the very last step.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why did you add x? into the equation? ( second line in first post )

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@SolomonZelman I'm still confused...

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1starting from your post: ``` 6 + 1 = 7 ``` 2x2+7x+3 becones \(2x^2+6x ~~+x+3\) which can be written as \(2x(x+3) ~~+1(x+3)\) So factor out the common factor (x+3) gives \((x+3)(2x+1) \)
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