Factor the polynomial: (x+a){x^2-ax/x}, my answer is x^2-a^2, is this right, thanks so much for checking for me.
Hello, kwtolley!
Please check the exact wording of the problem.
The way it's given, it's completely wrong!
"Factor"? . . . But it's already factored!Factor the polynomial:
"Polynomial"? . . . We have the product and quotient of three polynomials!
Other than that, the problem is fine . . . it should have said:
. . Simplify: .
Factor and reduce: .