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    I am not sure where to begin...A Trick Question???

    25a3-25a=0

    Do I factor this out? I am drawing a total blank here for my Community College online math class...AN explanation of the steps involved is due tonight and I can't even begin this...This is our last weekly question and I am stumped! Any help appreciated...
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    Re: I am not sure where to begin...A Trick Question???

    first rule of factoring ... factor out any common factors from each term
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    Re: I am not sure where to begin...A Trick Question???

    Common factors would be 25a, correct?
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    Re: I am not sure where to begin...A Trick Question???

    25a(a˛ -1) = 0 I had it to here before...but then I am stumped because it is an equation...I have been working on factoring trinomials...there is so much material covered in a semester and i am find doing homework but then when stuff is tossed at me random i freeze up and don't know which "thing" for lack of an intelligent word, lol, to DO....
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    Re: I am not sure where to begin...A Trick Question???

    OMG, THANK YOU... I think i have math brain rot here at the end of the semester...there is so much to learn...believe it or not i have an A average but at 44 my brain is more like swiss cheese than a sponge....
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    Hang in there. You can make it!
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