College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Chapter P Review - Exercises - Page 77: 66



Work Step by Step

Group the first two terms and the last two terms to obtain: $=(3x^3-2x^2)+(18x-12)$ Factor out the GCF in each group ($x^2$ in the first and $6$ in the second) to obtain: $=x^2(3x-2) + 6(3x-2)$ Factor out the GCF $3x-2$ to obtain: $=(3x-2)(x^2+6)$
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