Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set: 68

Answer

($x^{2}$ + 3)(x + 4)

Work Step by Step

1. Factor out the GCF from the two groups of two monomials. $x^{3}$ + 4$x^{2}$ + 3x + 12 = $x^{2}$(x + 4) + 3(x + 4) 2. Use the distributive property to simplify. ($x^{2}$ + 3)(x + 4)
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