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    factor radicals

    x-3/2+2x+X1/2

    Guess = x(x-1/2+2+x)
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    Re: factor radicals

    To confirm your guess, you can expand it back out, do you get the original equation?

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    Consider a^m \times a^n = a^{m+n} and a^m \div a^n = a^{m-n}
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    Re: factor radicals

    Hello, zbest1966!

    \text{Factor: }\:x^{-\frac{3}{2}} +2x+x^{\frac{1}{2}}

    I believe the answer is: . x^{-\frac{3}{2}}\left(1 + 2x^{\frac{5}{2}} + x^2\right)


    Consider: . 2a^5 + 3a^4 + 5a^2

    Answer: . a^2(2a^3 + 3a^2 + 5)

    Don't we factor out the variable with the least exponent?

    . . (I didn't say that properly, but I'm sure you follow.}
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    Re: factor radicals

    ok thanks
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