I can factorize problems like this:
3x^2 + 5x
3x^2: (1) (3) (x) (x)
5x: (1) (5) (x)
Using 1 and x to drop outside and use the leftovers:
x(3x + 5) *final*
But I'm being stumped by this kind of problem:
(x + 2)^2 - 5(x + 2) ?
I can factorize problems like this:
3x^2 + 5x
3x^2: (1) (3) (x) (x)
5x: (1) (5) (x)
Using 1 and x to drop outside and use the leftovers:
x(3x + 5) *final*
But I'm being stumped by this kind of problem:
(x + 2)^2 - 5(x + 2) ?