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    need help

    I really need help.

    How do you do this problem?

    Factor 4g from: 8g^2j - 12g^3hj
    Last edited by Hayabusa; July 7th 2005 at 01:11 PM.
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    Factor question

    Factor 4g from: 8g^2j - 12g^2hj

    Do you mean?: 8g^{2j} - 12g^{2hj}
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    I wrote it the way the book shows the problem.

    Factor 4g from: 8g^2 j - 12g^3 hj

    I'm really confused I've looked in the book and I can not find an example of this problem anywhere.
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    i think what you mean is:
    8g^2j - 12g^3hj

    If that is the case then it is pretty easy to factor out a 4g.
    You would get:
    2gj - 3g^2hj
    You simply divide by 4g.
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    Thanks for the help.
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    Factoring out

    Just to be more precise:

    8g^2j - 12g^3hj

    to factor out 4g you would write the following:

    4g[2gj - 3g^2hj]
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    Thank you all once again for the help.
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