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anonymous

  • one year ago

can I factor a^2 - a7 - 15 as a(a-7)-15?

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  1. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    -1 • (a7 - a2 + 15)

  2. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    you can factor it like that

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    is a(a-7)-15 still acceptable?

  4. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    a(a-7)-15 = \(a^2-a7-15\) also, the remaining numbers, like 15 have to be in parenthesis

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh sorry, the question was suppose to be a^2-7a-15

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I edited it

  7. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    no that can't be factored

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    wouldn't that equal a(a-7)-15 = a^2−a7−15?

  9. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    no

  10. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    because the variable outside the parenthesis has to be common in each term -15 does not contain a

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I see...thank you for you assistance

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    your*

  13. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    yw =]

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