I've had trouble factoring things like this since I was a freshman. Could someone explain in detail how to factor this. $\displaystyle 2x^2-8x+8$
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Originally Posted by ~berserk I've had trouble factoring things like this since I was a freshman. Could someone explain in detail how to factor this. $\displaystyle 2x^2-8x+8$ first rule of factoring ... pull out any factors each term has in common. $\displaystyle 2(x^2 - 4x + 4)$ can you factor the quadratic in ( ... ) now ? btw, it's a perfect square
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