Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set: 57

Answer

(6x + 1)(2y + 3)

Work Step by Step

1. Factor out the GCF for the first two monomials: 12xy + 18x = 6x(2y + 3) The last two monomials cannot be factored further: 2y + 3 The expression is now 6x(2y + 3) + 1(2y + 3) 2. Use the distributive property to simplify. (6x + 1)(2y + 3)
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