Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter P - Section P.5 - Factoring Polynomials - Exercise Set: 5

Answer

$9x^2(x^2-2x+3)$

Work Step by Step

The greatest common factor of $9, 18,$ and $27$ is $9$. The greatest common factor of $x^4, x^3,$ and $x^2$ is $x^2$. Thus, the greatest common factor of the binomial is $9x^2$. Factor out $9x^2$ to obtain $9x^2(x^2-2x+3)$.
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