College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.5 - Factoring Polynomials - R.5 Assess Your Understanding - Page 57: 1



Work Step by Step

We factor $3x^3-12x$. Factor out 3x to get: $3x(x^2-4)$ The term on the right in parentheses is a difference of two squares, and can be written as: $3x(x+2)(x-2)$ Upon further investigation, we see that it is completely factored, so the final answer is: $3x(x+2)(x-2)$
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