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: 59



Work Step by Step

Group the first two terms together; then, group the last two terms together to obtain: $=(6x^2+9x) + (4x+6)$ Factor out the GCF of each group ($3x$ in the first and $2$ in the second): $=3x(2x+3) +2(2x+3)$ Factor out the GCF $(2x+3)$ to obtain: $=(2x+3)(3x+2)$
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