I would really love some help factoring this expression. I've been able to understand factoring up until the point where the 1/2 and -1/2 powers come in.
3(2x-1) (2) (x+3)∕ + (2x-1) (1/2) (x+3)-∕
For anyone interested in the side topic of character display issues, I have uncovered some preliminary information.
The numbers in the box give a hex code for a UTF-8 encoded character. F0 07 means 0xf007 which in decimal is 61447 which you can see if you view the source code, where it appears as & 61447; without the space after the ampersand.
I'm still trying to see why my system/browser does not display the characters. Relevant links are
general UTF-8 stress test: UTF-8 Sampler (most display fine on my system, but some, like runes at the beginning, do not)
UTF-8 characters in the range 61400-61500: Full UTF-8 Character Map Generator (none of which displays properly with my setup)
Edit: The server for the second link seems to be having issues at the moment, but you can find similar sites with internet search.
Update: Seems to be a font issue. For example when I installed Code2000 I was able to view the runes. Presumably with the right font I will be able to view 0xf007 etc. Possibly it's because I don't have MS Office which comes bundled with some fonts.
My Professor doesn't let us use roots for the most part but requires everything in fractions. This is what I got as a factor for this equation and finally figured out how to copy paste from MathType so the funny characters don't show up. I'm very new to math forums but learning.