College Algebra 7th Edition

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

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.6 - Factoring - P.6 Exercises - Page 42: 10



Work Step by Step

The greatest common factor of the coefficients 3, -6, and -1 is $1$. The greatest common factor of $x^4,x^3$ and $x^2$ is $x^2$. Thus, the greatest common factor of the three terms is $x^2$. Factor out $x^2$ to obtain: $=x^2(3x^2-6x-1)$
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