Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.6 Factoring: A General Strategy - 5.6 Exercise Set: 4

Answer

multiplying

Work Step by Step

Factoring is the reversed process of multiplying. That is, multiplying the factors is a way of checking if the expression was factored properly. Hence, the word that fits the blank is $\text{ multiplying .}$
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