Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 6 - Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving - 6.4 - Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2+bx+c - Problem Set 6.4 - Page 262: 78


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She is absolutely correct. With this being said, it would have been more efficient if she had factored out the eight during the first step, for it is a common factor of all of the given terms. After this, she could have found: $8(x-2)(x-2)$.
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