Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set: 56

Answer

(8a - 3)(2b - 1)

Work Step by Step

1. Factor out the GCF for the first two monomials: 16ab - 8a = 8a(2b - 1) Factor out the GCF for the last two monomials: -6b + 3 = -3(2b - 1) The expression is now 8a(2b - 1) - 3(2b - 1) 2. Use the distributive property to simplify. (8a - 3)(2b - 1)
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