Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set: 69

Answer

($x^{2}$ - 2)(x - 1)

Work Step by Step

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