Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 6 - Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving - 6.1 - Factoring by Using the Distributive Property - Problem Set 6.1: 92

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The method is correct, but it would be more efficient if she factored out the 12xy during the first step. After all, this is the greatest common factor of all of the given terms, so it makes sense to factor it out first.
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