Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter P - Section P.5 - Factoring Polynomials - Exercise Set: 13

Answer

$(x-1)(x^2+2)$

Work Step by Step

Regroup to obtain $(x^3-x^2)+(2x-2)$. Factor out $x^2$ in the first group and $2$ in the second: $x^2(x-1)+2(x-1)$. Factor out $(x-1)$ to obtain $(x-1)(x^2+2)$.
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