i need help with this problem
Factor:
(3ax^2+2b^2y+axy)^2
Hello, AHDDM!
Are you sure the instructions say "factor"?
Factor: .$\displaystyle (3ax^2 + 2b^2y + axy)^2$
Simple!
$\displaystyle (3ax^2 + 2b^2y + axy)^2\;=\;(3ax^2 + 3b^2y + axy)$$\displaystyle \cdot(3ax^2 + 2b^2y + axy)$
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It's more likely that they want us to multiply . . .
After a lot of multiplying and combining, we get:
. . $\displaystyle 9a^2x^4 + 12ab^2x^2y + 6a^2x^3y + 4b^4y^2 + 4ab^2xy^2 + a^2x^2y^2$