anonymous
  • anonymous
can I factor a^2 - a7 - 15 as a(a-7)-15?
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Mehek14
  • Mehek14
-1 • (a7 - a2 + 15)
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
you can factor it like that
anonymous
  • anonymous
is a(a-7)-15 still acceptable?

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Mehek14
  • Mehek14
a(a-7)-15 = \(a^2-a7-15\) also, the remaining numbers, like 15 have to be in parenthesis
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh sorry, the question was suppose to be a^2-7a-15
anonymous
  • anonymous
I edited it
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
no that can't be factored
anonymous
  • anonymous
wouldn't that equal a(a-7)-15 = a^2−a7−15?
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
no
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
because the variable outside the parenthesis has to be common in each term -15 does not contain a
anonymous
  • anonymous
I see...thank you for you assistance
anonymous
  • anonymous
your*
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
yw =]

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