I don't completely understand this. multiply and simplify 36y^2 * 3y-12 3y^2-24y+48 6y here is what I understand (36y^2)(3y-12) (3y^2-24y+48)(6y) (36y^2)3(y-4) 3(y^2-8y+16)(6y) what do I do next if I am correct?

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Originally Posted by Just4 I don't completely understand this. multiply and simplify 36y^2 * 3y-12 3y^2-24y+48 6y here is what I understand (36y^2)(3y-12) (3y^2-24y+48)(6y) (36y^2)3(y-4) 3(y^2-8y+16)(6y) what do I do next if I am correct? You are correct so far. Well, we can see we can cross-out the 3 on top and bottom to get Let's try to cross-out the 6y on the bottom: We can factor y^2-8y+16 to get (y-4)^2 We can cross out the (y-4) on the bottom and top And that's as far as we can go.

Thank you, you explained that very well I have a full understanding now