Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter P - Section P.5 - Factoring Polynomials - Exercise Set: 12

Answer

$(x-3)(x^2+4)$

Work Step by Step

Regroup to obtain $(x^3-3x^2)+(4x-12)$. Factor out $x^2$ in the first group and $4$ in the second: $x^2(x-3)+4(x-3)$. Factor out $(x-3)$ to obtain $(x-3)(x^2+4)$.
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