College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter R - Section R.5 - Factoring Polynomials - R.5 Assess Your Understanding: 60

Answer

$(3x-2)(3x+1)$

Work Step by Step

Group the first two terms together; then, group the last two terms together to obtain: $=(9x^2-6x) + (3x-2)$ Factor out the GCF of each group ($3x$ in the first and $1$ in the second): $=3x(3x-2) +1(3x-2)$ Factor out the GCF $(3x-2)$ to obtain: $=(3x-2)(3x+1)$
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