Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 6 - Section 6.1 - The Greatest Common Factor - Exercise Set - Page 421: 71


Not factorable by grouping

Work Step by Step

$3x-3+x^{3}-4x^{2}=3(x-1)+x^{2}(x-4)$ There is no common binomial factor that can now be factored out. No matter how we rearrange the terms, no grouping will lead to a common factor. Thus, this polynomial is not factorable by grouping.
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