After 8 years, I have forgotten a thing or two

Hey everyone, first post. I found your website when I was looking for a forum regarding mathematics help. I am getting close to graduating with a non science major, but I have to complete my lab hours that I started 8 years ago.

My background is Physics I in 1998 B, and Cal I and Cal II in 1998 and 1999.. B and a C I think...

Anyway I am slowly relearning everything but I have come to a factoring issue that I am needing someone to step through so I can understand the right way.

Since it is early algebra, I think, I am not finding any examples in my Physics or Calculus Texts.

I believe I have the correct beginning formulas, and the book has provided the answer, I am looking for the meat in between.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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