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
Last edited by mr fantastic; Sep 21st 2009 at 03:32 PM.
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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)
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