6x^2+6^x-12
I get an answer that works of (6x-6)(x+2) but the book says
(2x+4)(3x-3). What do I have to do to match the book or what did I do wrong?
Now, do you understand that 6(x- 1)(x+ 2)= (6x- 6)(x+2)= (2x+ 4)(3x- 3)?
If you multiply the "6" into x- 1, you get (6x- 6)(x+ 2). If, instead, you factor 6 into (2)(3), multiply the "3" into (x- 1) and the "2" into x+ 2, you get (2x+ 4)(3x- 3).