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    how could i factor this

    could i factor 6x^2+16x+4?
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    Use the quadratic formula and plug in.

    a= 6
    b= 16
    c= 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhcp1231 View Post
    could i factor 6x^2+16x+4?
    This cannot be factored with integer coefficients but can, as dMh said, be factored by first solving the equation 6x^2+ 16x+ 4= 0 and using the "factor theorem": If, for polynomial p(x), p(a)= 0, then (x- a) is a factor of p(x).
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