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    Factoring Polynomials

    Factor the polynomial . Your answer can be written as with integers , , and




    I first started out expanding the first half is this correct?

    so far i got x^3-11x^2-24x-32
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    Re: Factoring Polynomials

    Quote Originally Posted by habibixox View Post
    Factor the polynomial .
    = (x-3)(x+4)[(x+4) - (x-3)]
    = (x-3)(x+4)(7)
    Follow that? Finish it.
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    Re: Factoring Polynomials

    Wait sorry, I don't understand what you did....


    Now I just have to multiply everything together?
    how did you only get 7?
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    Re: Factoring Polynomials

    Quote Originally Posted by habibixox View Post
    how did you only get 7?
    (x+4) - (x-3)
    = x + 4 - x + 3
    = 7
    You seem to be having problems with basic stuff; teacher not teaching properly?!
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    Re: Factoring Polynomials

    oh wow... no i'm actually in calculus... but my teacher is deciding to review algebra before we get into it... i took algebra in 8th grade :S
    my algebra just happens to suck really badly :O but i see what you did...
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