College Algebra (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321671791
ISBN 13: 978-0-32167-179-0

Chapter R - Section R.4 - Factoring Polynomials - R.4 Exercises - Page 38: 17


4x$y^{3}$(x$y^{2}$ - 2)

Work Step by Step

The answer the student gave was not correct because he did not completely factor it out. The GCF is actually 4x$y^{3}$, so we factor out 2 again from his answer to get 4x$y^{3}$(x$y^{2}$ - 2).
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