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: 56



Work Step by Step

Group the first two terms together; then, group the last two terms together to obtain: $=(3x^2-3x) + (2x-2)$ Factor out the GCF of each group ($3x$ in the first and $2$ in the second) $=3x(x-1) + 2(x-1)$ Factor out the GCF $(x-1)$ to obtain: $=(x-1)(3x+2)$
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