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    How do I factor this since it has no common GCF?

    I'm not really sure what to do in this situation?


    6p^2+p-12
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtolife04 View Post
    I'm not really sure what to do in this situation?


    6p^2+p-12
    ?
    foil

    play around with the factors of 6p^2, your possibilities are:

    (6p + ?)(p + ?)

    or

    (2p + ?)(3p + ?)

    so now, find the ?'s using the suitable set of brackets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post
    foil

    play around with the factors of 6p^2, your possibilities are:

    (6p + ?)(p + ?)

    or

    (2p + ?)(3p + ?)

    so now, find the ?'s using the suitable set of brackets
    so, it would be: (2p+3)(3p-4), right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtolife04 View Post
    so, it would be: (2p+3)(3p-4), right?
    correct!

    (you know, you can expand the brackets to see if you get back the original expression, as a check)
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