Factor trinomial completely 2x^3y^3 - 40x^2y^4 + 200xy^5 i got 2xy^2(x^2-20xy^2+100y^3) any input is appreciated
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Originally Posted by timberland28 i got 2xy^2(x^2-20xy^2+100y^3) any input is appreciated Incorrect. Note that 2xy^3 is a common factor of 2x^3y^3 - 40x^2y^4 + 200xy^5.
2xy^2(x^2y-20xy^2+100y^3) = 2xy^3(x^2- 20xy +100y^2) = 2xy^3(x-10y)^2
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