# Math Help - Is factorization simplification?

1. ## Is factorization simplification?

For a problem where you have to simplify $3x^3-2x+9-7x$, would the correct answer be $3x^3-9x+9$ or $3(x^3-3x+3)$?

How about a problem asking for simplifacaton on $4x-2$, would the answer be $2(x-1)$ or that it is already fully simplified?

2. No.
simplifying does not mean factoring.(factorization is also not always necessarily needed for simplifying).
as for the problem, 4x-2 is already in its most simplified form.