Explain how to factor ? Thanks for the help!

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- Aug 9th 2012, 12:55 PMwoahitzmeFactoring a polynomial?
Explain how to factor ? Thanks for the help!

- Aug 9th 2012, 01:12 PMa tutorRe: Factoring a polynomial?
You could work with and notice that when y=-1 the expression is zero so that y+1 is a factor.

- Aug 9th 2012, 01:58 PMrichard1234Re: Factoring a polynomial?
Think of it as

Which is equal to .

That can be factored a lot more but I'll leave that to you. - Aug 9th 2012, 05:16 PMMrdavid445Re: Factoring a polynomial?
You could also use the rational root theorem, although that would take a while.

- Aug 9th 2012, 11:05 PMrichard1234Re: Factoring a polynomial?